Category Archives: Kapiti Island

June 7, 2019 … thanks for your many kindnesses

Since I last wrote, the region has had more than its fair share of wild and downright ugly days. If I were a depressive personality this would be getting me down. Happily, I can sometimes use the bad days to … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Evans Bay, Geology, Haywards Hill, Hokio Beach, Kapiti Island, Landscapes, mountains, Pukerua Bay, Reflections, Rivers, Sunset, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 10 Comments

November 25, 2017 … it has been a crazy busy month

As you might have noticed, my busy-ness did not extend to keeping up with the blog for quite a while. Both Mary and I have had dealings with the heath system (good outcomes all round, we think). And then there … Continue reading

Posted in Airport, Animals, Birds, Kapiti Island, Landscapes, Light, Pukerua Bay, Railway, Sunset, Weather | 1 Comment

April 11, 2016 … filling in time

Reading is dangerous. It fills your head with strange ideas. Likewise, listening to people whose photography you admire is disruptive. I am becoming accustomed to not feeling guilty if a day or three go by with no images made. On … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Birds, Cook Strait, Kapiti Island, Landscapes, Maritime, Paekakariki, Paremata, Pauatahanui, Porirua, Pukerua Bay, Waves, Weather | Leave a comment

October 15, 2015 … up the coast

A fine morning in the Hutt Valley suggested a trip further afield. It’s a while since I traversed the Paekakariki Hill Road, so that’s the way I went. I was just a little past Pauatahanui when I saw the bright … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Cook Strait, flowers, Kapiti Coast, Kapiti Island, Landscapes, Paekakariki | 1 Comment

June 5, 2015 … wrapping up for winter

Until now, the transition has been gradual, almost teasing. But now, without a doubt, it is winter. We shall still enjoy the occasional calm sunny days as often as  they may occur, but the new ordinary for the months to … Continue reading

Posted in flowers, Kapiti Island, Landscapes, Maritime, Plant life, Pukerua Bay, Seasons, Weather | 4 Comments

July 6, 2014 … from sunrise to sunset

Something woke me early I never did find out what, but through the gap in the curtains there was an interesting colour in the Eastern sky. The spectacular cloud colours lasted a very short while, and then were gone. Later … Continue reading

Posted in Cook Strait, Kapiti Coast, Kapiti Island, Landscapes, Light, Paekakariki, sunrise, Sunset | 2 Comments

September 3, 2013 … a rugged coastline

Battling technical issues is not conducive to good writing or photography. I did something weird which caused me to lose all my e-mail contacts and my archive of messages. Still working on it, so today’s post will be brief. Pukerua … Continue reading

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July 23, 2013 … light in the gloom

Pffft! It was an uninspired day. Or to remove any ambiguity, I failed to find inspiration. Famously narrow and difficult, the Akatarawa road delivered no great inspiration. A bridge well to the West of Staglands crossed a small fast flowing … Continue reading

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June 7, 2013 … taking the long view

Landscapes are a matter of personal taste. Of course, the same is true for most art forms, but I find landscape photography puzzling at times. I don’t always like the images that win prizes in landscape competitions. They strike me … Continue reading

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