The conical hill at right is Te Komoki (Jackie Peak, map), which featured in this blog before. We are standing on Huia Point Lookout, the sun has just risen, and there is a light mist in the air, slowly drifting over towards us.
Advertisement: an exhibition of paintings by Don Binney, Seaward Paths to Erangi, will be held at The Diversion Gallery, Grove Mill Winery, Cnr State Highway 63 and Waihopai Valley Road, Renwick, Marlborough. Opening at 6 p.m. on Monday, 21 June to 7 August. Don Binney, who turned 70 earlier in the year, has a deep connection to the Waitakere Ranges, going right back to his youth.
The major painting in the exhibition depicts Te Komoki with a large spur-winged plover (a ‘masked lapwing’ for Australians), entitled Huia Bay Spurwing II. (If you are curious, here is a page which shows Huia Bay Spurwing I among other pictures by Don Binney.)