Category Archives: Maritime

July 2, 2017 “So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing”*

Somewhere on our bookshelf is a book of meditative quotes and poems called “In the stillness is the dancing”**. I always found that book helpful. In the last several months, Wellington has been blessed with a lot of stillness, mixed … Continue reading

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May 24, 2017 … turbulent times

Fewer images this week, pursuant to a brief stay in hospital for some small remedial surgery and the subsequent recovery time. All seems well (thanks for asking). When I finally did get out and about again, I spent my time … Continue reading

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May 9, 2017 … back home

After the scenic splendour of the last month, coming home and back to earth is a  bit of a come-down. Of course I still love Wellington (as do Deutsche Bank’s customers, apparently ) and of course, if there is stillness, … Continue reading

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May 6, 2017 … to complete the circle

The last place I described was Harihari on ANZAC day. The next few days after that, we did some exploration of the Lakes to the North of our bush hideaway at Pukekura. Lake Mahinapua, Lake Kaniere and Lake Brunner all … Continue reading

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April 6, 2017 … in chilly Southern parts

Prematurely, it seems to be winter. And here in Karitane where Mary and I are currently staying in a borrowed “crib” (Southern word for a small holiday home), it is especially bleak as the remnants of a tropical storm cause … Continue reading

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March 29, 2017 … stillness in the mist

With the melancholy behind me, let me resume normal service. Thanks to those who sent kind words after the last episode. In the week gone by, we had a few windless days, and of course I took advantage by going … Continue reading

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February 22, 2017 … is it here at last?

Since my last post, summer has mostly continued to elude us, even as some of you in the Northern hemisphere report signs of spring. Whenever there is the slightest hint of a reasonable day, I am out looking for photographic … Continue reading

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