Category Archives: Kaitoke

November 9, 2016 … staying close to home

I decided not to mention the (expletive deleted) meteorological circumstances, so moving right along … A walk on Lambton Quay gives views of some rather nice old buildings, though for now it is difficult to evade the trolley wires. Happily … Continue reading

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June 8, 2016 … through the lower middle

True to my word, I have returned more quickly than last time. We have had an astonishing spell of fine weather in the last week, not only sunny, but for the most part, flat calm. Those who have been with … Continue reading

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October 30, 2015 … if the river doesn’t rise

It had rained steadily for a day or two, and the river was rising when I wrote my previous blog. Nevertheless, I find myself startled by the speed with which it subsequently rose. It rose so much, in fact, that … Continue reading

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August 2, 2015 … drifting drizzle

Grey sheets of drifting rain were the order of the day. Towards the end of the day, I decided to head North on SH2 towards the Rimutaka summit in the hope of some atmospheric swirling clouds. Alas, the further I … Continue reading

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November 17, 2014 … into the depths of the forest

In the afternoon, I decided to go to a less visited place.   Kaitoke is the main water catchment area for the Hutt Valley and Wellington. Not only does it supply a vast amount of water, but it also provides … Continue reading

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