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Month: April 2015 (Page 1 of 3)

If I Had a Hammer

Take your pick

Take your pick

There was a good selection of hammers at the Avondale Markets, and it would seem that they had been hammering from morning to evening all over the land in their previous lives. A few hours later the choice was much more limited.…

How Convenient! #10

Te Henga Dune Convenience

Te Henga Dune Convenience

Suppose you are in the middle of nowhere on a sand dune like the one shown in yesterday’s post. And suppose nature calls. Then you will be relieved to find this place (just to the right of where the second image yesterday was taken).…

Dunescape

Dunescape

Dunescape

Lake Wainamu lies just inland from Te Henga (Bethells Beach). A lovely little lake whose dominating feature is the giant sand dune of black sand. We took about an hour for the walk around the lake on a fine Saturday afternoon.…

ANZAC Day — Gallipoli 100

Popy Wall --- Gallipoli 100

Popy Wall — Gallipoli 100

April 25 is Anzac Day, a day of commemoration in Australia and New Zealand. On this day in 1915, the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (together with other troops) landed at Gallipoli (Turkey), the beginning of a disastrous campaign with huge loss of lives.…

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

They chose to sit down on the footpath outside the construction fence to have their break. Tolerant smiles when I asked if I could take a picture.…

On Top of Panatahi Island

Panatahi Island, Karekare

Panatahi Island, Karekare

We went for a little walk along Karekare beach yesterday, mild with a mellow sun and plenty of sea haze. Panatahi Island is a rocky outcrop about 170m high, accessible at low tide. When we were there (about halfway towards low tide), this fellow stood right up there, enjoying the view.…

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