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Earth Star

Earth Star

Earth Star

Geastrum sp. found at Craigavon Park, Blockhouse Bay. A puffball kind of fungus.

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

Mushrooming

Mycena sp.

Mycena sp.

Autumn was long, dry and warm – but now winter has set in and finally the fungi make their appearance. Juist a small sample of what I came across in a local reserve. (I am no mushroom expert, my identifications are a bit vague.Foraging purely for visual delight — not for the palate.)

Mycena sp.

Mycena sp.

Fly agaric ready to unfold

Fly agaric ready to unfold

Mushroom Time

Mushroom Time

Mushroom Time

A cluster of what I think is Gymnopilus junonius. This time of year again – I am inexperienced with wild mushrooms, the ones I eat are all growing in a green grocer’s shop.

Gypsy Extravaganza

Maya - Gypsy Feet

Maya – Gypsy Feet

Over the long weekend (Auckland Anniversary) the Gypsy Extravaganza visited Craigavon Park in Blockhouse Bay.

More pictures on my Auckland-West facebook page.

High and Dry

Blockhouse Bay Boat Club

Blockhouse Bay Boat Club

These days, the Blockhouse Bay Boat Club is purely a venue for hire (but no parties, weddings, liquor…). Set above the water, at a gorgeous spot looking out to the Manukau Harbour. Seen here at low tide and in the mist. Just imagine the view!

3BC

Blockhouse Bay Boat Club

Blockhouse Bay Boat Club

Blockhouse Bay Boating Club (or 3BC) boasts prime position on the water, 270 degree water views – a splendid venue for almost all occasions (no parties, though). 91 Endeavour St, Blockhouse Bay.

Location Signs: Blockhouse Bay

Location Signs: Blockhouse Bay

Location Signs: Blockhouse Bay

There can’t be any doubt: this sign has been around for a long time. But strangely, I have not noticed it until a few weeks ago. The subdued design just does not stand a chance when you are concentrating on the busy road (Donovan Street). Maybe an upgrade is in order?

To be fair, Blockhouse Bay lays on a lavish welcome when you reach the roundabout and Blockhouse Bay Road, with nautically themed decorations aplenty.

Gone Fishing!

Gone Fishing!

Gone Fishing!

A warm and sheltered spot in the sun at the turn of the tide. Blockhouse Bay.

Blockhouse Bay

Blockhouse Bay

Blockhouse Bay

Oystercatchers roosting as the tide comes in.

Blockhouse Bay

Blockhouse Bay

Blockhouse Bay

The view from Strathnaver Crescent (above Lynfield Cove), showing Blockhouse Bay Boat Club, with Wood Bay further back.

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