Category Archives: Taranaki

March 15, 2017 … to the provinces

Our seasons of weather woe continue. An occasional redeeming day causes me to seek frantically for photographic opportunity before it evaporates. On an otherwise fruitless trip to Pauatahanui, I was returning via Paremata and spotted a line-up of some thirty … Continue reading

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1 March, 2017 … oh what a week it has been

Most of my week was centred on the RNZAF’s celebration of their 80th year with an airshow at Ohakea. If you have no interest in aviation skip to the end. The last shot is worth it, in my opinion. Mary … Continue reading

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September 14, 2016 … like a box of chocolates

The week since I last wrote, began and ended with rain, but somewhere in the middle, we got a real soft centre. Mary and I had arrived in New Plymouth and settled into our rented house (my first Airbnb), but … Continue reading

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Thursday 8 September, 2016 – perverse nature

So much for the automated reminder for a weekly Wednesday edition. Of course I have an excuse, but I won’t waste your time with it. I had a project in mind for a photographic qualification. It depended on there being … Continue reading

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December 9, 2014 … surprises on the homeward journey

Yesterday was the day for coming home. As I said there is much to commend New Plymouth. A few grumbles too, like the world’s slowest traffic light cycles, and the meanest most suspension-busting speed bumps. On the whole though, it … Continue reading

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December 8, 2014 … the magic of the back-country

Lake Rotomanu can be translated as “the lake of theĀ  birds”.   Perhaps it once was. Now it seems to be a recreational lake for the power-boating community of New Plymouth.I suppose everyone needs somewhere to have fun, and many … Continue reading

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December 7, 2014 … at the foot of the mighty mountain

New Plymouth has much to recommend it.   Allegedly, there is a mountain nearby, though there was no sign of it for most of yesterday. However, the city seems very well equipped with recreation spaces for its citizens and visitors. … Continue reading

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December 6, 2014 … ramblings from a road trip

Road trips for no reason are the best kind.   With no real deadlines at either end we could make stops and diversions as we pleased on our journey to New Plymouth. Our first such diversion was to Foxton Beach … Continue reading

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