Category Archives: Paekakariki

October 5, 2016 … the sun comes back again

There was a dinner in town for my friend, PhD supervisor and former colleague, Emeritus Professor Pak Yoong to mark the occasion of his retirement. Several of us who were successfully navigated by him to our doctorates gathered to honour … Continue reading

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August 31, 2016 … time for another change

Oh my goodness! I am embarrassed that I let more than two weeks slide by without posting, and I am now determined to get back on a regular schedule of publication. I aim to publish weekly on Wednesdays hereafter. However, … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Birds, flowers, Landscapes, Machinery, Maritime, Paekakariki, Railway, Reflections, sunrise, Weather, Wellington | 6 Comments

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

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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

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July 25, 2014 … iron horses and carnivores

A different day and different weather yesterday. Sunshine, as I have observed previously lifts the spirit and fills the soul with hope.  Various possibilities on the Kapiti Coast came to mind, so I set out mid-morning, and, as usual, passed … Continue reading

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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

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June 4, 2014 … boyhood dreams

Some people never grow out of their childhood fantasies. So it was that when I was driving past Paekakariki yesterday and I saw the steam locomotive Ja 1271 sitting outside, I had to stop. She was cold and there was … Continue reading

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