Category Archives: Whitireia Park

February 23, 2016 … and now it has gone

Time slips through the fingers. Before I know it, it’s nine days since my last blog. I must set myself an automated reminder to ensure regular action. Nevertheless, I remain convinced that the decision to abandon the daily commitment was … Continue reading

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December 26, 2015 … a day to treasure

Christmas Day in Wellington, 2015 was one to treasure. It was fine, warm, and clear. We had family gathered, and held those who couldn’t make it in our hearts. All six grandchildren were with us for brunch , as were … Continue reading

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October 1, 2015

Wasn’t it Christmas just last week? October already seems impossible. However, yesterday saw September go out with a burst of fine spring weather. I decided to go to Whitireia Park because it was the kind of day that could see … 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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May 26, 2015 … a chilly start to a bright cold day

The forecast from the previous day had predicted snow in the morning. We looked out at the clear starry sky and thought they had it wrong. Next morning, I looked out of my window and saw the hills behind Wainuiomata. … Continue reading

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August 10, 2014 … this ole house*

Once a month it’s time for the camera club newsletter. It’s a real time-sponge and my weekend tends to disappearĀ  when it’s due. I depend greatly on the goodwill and tolerance of my dear wife. Add to that the need … Continue reading

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June 16, 2014 … wind in the wires

Wicked winds insinuated themselves through every crevice. Somehow this resulted in a visit to Whitireia Park at Titahi Bay. A mackerel sky to the West looked worthy of attention, but I thought it needed something more. Perhaps the Radio New … Continue reading

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