Category Archives: Matiu/Somes Island

December 9, 2015 … random and diverse events

I feel like a one man flash mob. With no coherent design or purpose, I was popping up here there and everywhere. First, it was at home where Mary was making a batch of shortbread for a function at her … Continue reading

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September 21, 2015 … no end in sight

Endless dreary grey as far as the ten-day forecast will stretch. At Petone beach, there is a certain sense of adventure as you look down the harbour mouth and see the heavy weather coming towards you. Nobody was walking on … Continue reading

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January 21, 2015 … a blue water day

Given the steady breeze, it was improbable that there would be good images.   I tried anyway, beginning at the Seaview Marina where, to my huge surprise the water was almost glassy calm. I should add that today’s images were … Continue reading

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December 31, 2012 … an ending is merely a prelude to a new beginning

Can you hear the sound of the year winding down? Like a jet engine at an airport, the year is coming to a standstill.  For me it has been an interesting year. Technically, I retired in October last year. However, … Continue reading

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October 21, 2012 … a special island

It sits out there in the harbour, humming quietly to itself, waiting for the visitors. I surmise that a vast majority of Wellingtonians have never been there. There are no shops, no entertainments, nothing but some hills, some bush, some … Continue reading

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