Category Archives: Belmont Regional Park

December 29, 2019 … yet another year is ending

I hope you all had a great festive season in whatever way you celebrate it. Those of our family who were in Wellington gathered for Christmas lunch, and in the evening we were invited to dinner with the family of … Continue reading

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September 26, 2015 … poverty in the midst of plenty

Somehow, there are days when I find myself in great places and see nothing. The  Takapu Valley is just over the ridge from us. We are n the Eastern side of the Belmont Regional park,. It is on the West. … Continue reading

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January 22, 2015 … the dying of the light*

New Zealand bush is unremittingly green. Predominantly evergreen, our bush tends to be less colourful than forest in other countries. I struggle to produce images that adequately share my response to being in the bush. Over the hill in Wainuiomata, … Continue reading

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February 06, 2012 … getting the feet wet

Soaking shoes and socks in otherwise dry weather  on an open grassy area on a hill-top took me by surprise. Mary and I were walking in Belmont Regional Park yesterday. Rather than being diverted onto side tracks as we were … Continue reading

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January 29, 2012 … lofty points of view

My home is in Normandale on the Western Hills of the Hutt Valley. We live about 130 metres above the valley floor and enjoy great views of the region.  However, Normandale Road continues past our house, climbing steadily all the … Continue reading

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