Category Archives: Plimmerton

November 9, 2015 … limping along

According to my calculations, I have 51 more editions of the daily blog to go. On some days, I wonder if I shall make it. I have no intention of not making it, but on the drab days I am … Continue reading

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June 13, 2015 … wild winds and fluffy bundles

I enjoyed a light lunch with a friend yesterday. We met in a small cafe near his home in Whitby up on the hills overlooking the Pauatahanui inlet. Whitby town centre has a pair of ornamental lakes, so after lunch, … Continue reading

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October 17, 2014 … remembering and wandering

Every so often, I have lunch with some former colleagues and friends from my days at the New Zealand Dairy Board. Yesterday I was the coordinator, and had selected the cafe at Zealandia as the venue, but since two were … Continue reading

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July 4, 2014 … tar and feathers*

Sunshine made yesterday more interesting. The temperature wasn’t high, but the day looked good. I hoped for kingfishers, but saw them only at a distance. I did have some other luck though. A little sandbank near a creek mouth on … Continue reading

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June 27, 2014 … a fisherman’s tale and I swear it’s true

Another slightly lacklustre day. Perhaps the recent rain had made the flow over the Hutt River weir more spectacular. When I got there, I decided I had missed the best, because the road down to the riverbed had been seriously … Continue reading

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June 26, 2014 … just one topic

Single-mindedness can be a virtue. I am not so sure about yesterday. At Plimmerton, the shore plovers were there again, despite the ugly weather. To be honest I got little else yesterday, so I’ll offer a few shots of the … Continue reading

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June 19, 2014 … some visitors, medium rare

My photographic day began, as it often does, at Pauatahanui. There were at least eight kingfishers in the neighbourhood, and I managed to catch five of them in one tree. The tide was full and the crabs were obviously a … Continue reading

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June 11, 2014 … a happy bird-day

We still have a copious supply of weather. Most of it is rubbish, but nature is still out there, rain or shine. I began looking at Pauatahanui. An unusual formation of birds lined up along one of the channels near … Continue reading

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May 5, 2014 … damp grey days

I seem to be living the last chapter of the Lord of the Rings. If memory serves,it was all about the Grey Havens and preparation for the trip to Valinor. The Wellington region has had a surfeit of greyness in … Continue reading

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October 21, 2013 … stands the church clock at ten to three?*

A travel photographer’s advice I just read was “practise at home”. Yesterday was a back-to-earth day after returning from our trip to Rotorua, Whakatane, National Park, Horopito and Foxton Beach. With no strange and exotic places to visit I wandered … Continue reading

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