Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

May 21, 2017

220,000 VOLTS

Filed under: Mangere,Manukau,Onehunga,Volcanoes — paul @ 8:00 pm
Pylon

Pylon

Do not climb (the pylon, that is; it is pylon 32 on Line A between Otahuhu to Henderson). More importantly: clear blue sky with a promise of (so far) the coldest night to come (3 degrees C expected). In the background right: Mangere Mountain, one of our volcanic hills. Manukau Cruising Club in the foreground.

May 20, 2017

Black and White

Filed under: Animals,Black and White,Kaipara — paul @ 1:44 pm
Grazing in Unison

Grazing in Unison

We visited the Gibbs Farm for its impressive sculptures – but their animals are also a great attraction. (February 2017)

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

May 19, 2017

Nihotupu Falls

Filed under: Waitakere Ranges,Water — paul @ 8:02 pm
Nihotupu Falls

Nihotupu Falls

It was a mainly dull and grey afternoon today when I was walking down from Piha Road to the falls of the Nihotupu Stream. There are in fact three falls along that track, this is the lowest of them, marking the upper end of the Upper Nihotupu Reservoir (one of the dams supplying Auckland with water).

Nihotupu Falls

Nihotupu Falls

May 18, 2017

Not the America’s Cup!

Filed under: Boats,Onehunga,Sport — paul @ 1:14 pm
Sailing

Sailing

Model sailboat enthusiasts show off their skills in a regatta on the Onehunga Lagoon, last weekend.

May 17, 2017

Hand in Hand

Filed under: Ranui,Walls — paul @ 4:06 pm
Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

Fence at Birdwood School, Ranui.

May 16, 2017

The Guard

Filed under: Huia,Smile,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 4:23 pm
The Guard

The Guard

Teddy has taken residence at the gate to the Lower Huia Dam, drawing attention to the signs about track closures (to protect healthy stands of kauri from the dieback disease which is spread through foot traffic).

May 13, 2017

Fungal Idyll

Filed under: Fungi,Waitakere Ranges — super @ 5:51 pm
Fungal Idyll

Fungal Idyll

A walk on Rangemore Track, looking for fungi, resulted in just one image. Well choreographed fungi on a branch well past its best.

May 12, 2017

Looking Out

Filed under: Karekare,Piha — paul @ 7:01 am
Panatahi Island with Whatipu Sands in the Distance

Panatahi Island with Whatipu Sands in the Distance

The view south from Te Ahua Point. Panatahi Island (Karekare Beach) and Whatipu Sands.

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