Category Archives: Napier

January 10, 2018 … Happy New Year

Thank you for staying with me. Some of you have been Internet friends since about 1994, and I value your continued company on this ever-changing journey. My presence on the Internet, and then on the Web, has evolved over the … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Architecture, Birds, Clive, Family, harbour, Hawkes Bay, Kelburn, Landscapes, Light, Lower Hutt, Napier, night, Pekapeka, Tararuas, Trees, Wellington | 3 Comments

August 17, 2013 … spring is coming, resistance is futile

While Wellington was having all its seismic excitement yesterday, I was in Napier. We took the scenic route (SH 50 and paused on the way to look at the pretty little village of Onga Onga .  Like many restored villages, … Continue reading

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April 5, 2013 … betwixt and between

Yesterday was one of those transition days. It was time for us to leave Napier to drive home. On transition days, getting any images at all tends to be a matter of luck. Steady rain was falling as we left … Continue reading

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April 4, 2013 … wild and rugged landscapes

This is a part of the country I have never previously travelled. The “Gentle Annie” had a fearsome reputation in days gone by. There was a time when any accident on this road was specifically excluded from all motor vehicle … Continue reading

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April 3, 2013 … on a wide variety of experiences

You may have felt the Earth slip on its axis yesterday. That was me, getting up in the dark to wander down to the Wetlands of the Clive Estuary. It was barely light when I got to the water, and … Continue reading

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April 2, 2013 … bridges and houses, hedges and ditches*

Unscheduled travel, especially when there is some urgency, does not lend itself to photography. Napier is a pleasant destination, but yesterday’s trip was marred by a heavy and persistent overcast, as well as the circumstances that made it necessary. For … Continue reading

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March 18, 2013 … the quality of mercy*

Today’s rain  is soft, but steady. I woke to swirling greyness outside my window. As far as I can tell, it has rained all night. This is exactly the kind of rain that the farmers always hope for after a … Continue reading

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March 17, 2013 … low flying and warm weather

Summer has shown signs of coming to an end. Dark mornings are one such sign, though I rarely see such things. Yesterday, however we were heading to Napier for a family visit, so we had to be up at some … Continue reading

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