Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: November 2015 (Page 2 of 3)

Coastal Shipping

Milburn Carrier II at French Bay

Milburn Carrier II at French Bay

The Milburn Carrier II has delivered its load of cement and is on the way back to the South Island. High tide is needed to negotiate the channel.

The Manukau Harbour – opening from the Auckland Isthmus to the Tasman Sea – is too shallow for modern shipping.…

Whau River Moorings

Whau River Moorings, Te Atatu

Whau River Moorings, Te Atatu

The Whau River Estuary is an arm of the Waitemata Harbour with the Rosebank peninsula on one side and Kelston-Glendene-Te Atatu on the other. This view is from the new yellow pedestrian/cycle bridge, showing the lines of moored boats with the Te Atatu Boating Club on the right.…

New Year and Light

Mountain of Food

Mountain of Food

The Shri Swaminarayan Hindu temple in Avondale celebrated Diwali (the festival of light) yesterday, and with it a new year in the Gujarati calendar (year 2072, in fact). A large number of devotees joined the celebrations at the temple, with a mountain of food as centrepiece (nearly 1000 dishes prepared by many families for the occasion).…

From My Car

Crane Fly

Crane Fly

I had just closed the door of my car, ready to take off, when this crane fly sat down on the window, right next to me (on the outside). With a bit of contortion, I managed to get a shot with decent background.…

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