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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