Category Archives: Island Bay

November 15, 2015 … on the South side

For some reason, when I am in doubt, I go South. This is a mixed blessing. A friend said to me the other day that my images provided a great regional resource, and that there were few places I hadn’t … Continue reading

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September 8, 2015 … to the Southern edge

A howling Southerly and white caps on a green harbour told me to go to the South Coast. So I did. I missed the spectacular moments at high tide when waves crashed over Lyall Parade, leaving weed and driftwood across … Continue reading

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July 16, 2015 … Wellington wandering

Lunch is often the trigger for a visit to town, and subsequent wandering. So it was yesterday. Before I got to the excellent Leuven Restaurant (consistently good mussels and Belgian beer a specialty), I wandered the side streets between Lambton … Continue reading

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June 29, 2015 … waves and wind

The stillness ended. Sunshine continued. The day seemed too nice to waste, so Mary and I went to Palmer Head at the harbour entrance, and enjoyed a picnic lunch in the lee of a large flax bush. As we ate … Continue reading

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May 5, 2015 … did I learn anything?

Unless I learn something, attending a convention is an expensive indulgence. For me, there were two kinds of learning from the recent photographic convention in Tauranga. Obviously, workshops that set out to explore new techniques are designed to teach specific … Continue reading

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March 6, 2015 … around the edge of the land

One of my cameras was in the shop for a sensor clean yesterday. So while I was waiting, I did some coastal roaming, beginning near Lyall Bay where I saw a white sail progressing steadily behind the jagged offshore rocks.  … Continue reading

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November 2, 2014 … bus barns to cricket bats

Yesterday was a follow-the-nose day. My nose took me through Kilbirnie where my eye was caught by the big bold blocks of colour at the bus barns. Wellington’s buses operate under contract to the Greater Wellington Council and the buses … Continue reading

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