Category Archives: Rimutaka Forest park

August 19, 2015 … lost plot

My attempt at thematic photography came a little unstuck yesterday. In Oriental Bay, an empty log carrier , the Star Life, was being guided towards its berth by the two red tugs, with Tiaki hanging off the stern as a … Continue reading

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May 8, 2015 … moist mist and sharp points

This has the makings of a long winter, and in theory we are still in Autumn. Nevertheless, there is something to be seen each day, provided I manage my time somewhat better than I have recently. Mary is still working … Continue reading

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December 1, 2014 … an ill wind

Wild winds continue to plague the supposedly warm season.   I followed the Wainuiomata Coast Road to the South Coast where nothing was happening, or at least nothing that caught my eye. Hare’s tail grass was thrashing frantically under the … Continue reading

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September 28, 2104 … one thousand days and a new kiwi

This is the 1,000th edition of this blog. At an average of about 600 words a day, that’s an awful lot of writing. Though the blog lacks the intellectual rigour of my doctoral thesis, there is a certain sting in … Continue reading

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October 28, 2013 … fond memories revived

In years long gone, we went there quite often. Not that we were ever tramping people (US = hiking), but the Catchpool Valley in the Rimutaka Forest Park has always offered easy walking access to some wonderful bush country. The … Continue reading

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