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Hauling In

The Drag Net

The Drag Net

Catching sprat (and a lot of seaweed) for bait at Mill Bay.

The Catch

The Catch

Warning

Warning

Warning

This sign must have been here since the beginning of time. (Ab)used for target parctice?

By the School Bus shelter, Cornwallis Road (not far from where I shot the wasps). “Security Cameras & Silent Alarms Operating”

Wasps

Wasps

Waps

They were buzzing along this wooden fence, sitting down occasionally, joining up briefly, then following the fence line into the bush. An unending supply of them. Paper wasps (Polistes sp), Cornwallis Peninsula.

At the Wharf

Terns, Cornwallis Wharf

Terns, Cornwallis Wharf

A group of white fronted terns congregated at Cornwallis Wharf.

Looking West

Looking West

Looking West

Black and white impression on a summer evening. From Cornwallis Peninsula.

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

Just Hanging On

Just Hanging On

Just Hanging On

Erosion on the right, the prevailing winds on the left make for a precarious equilibrium. Pohutukawa tree at Cornwallis Peninsula.

Far away Shores

The view from Cornwallis Peninsula

The view from Cornwallis Peninsula

The view from the tip of Cornwallis Peninsula across the Manukau Harbour to Big Bay on the Awhitu Peninsula. Less than 3 km as the crow flies, but over 120 km by road.

Sunset over Whatipu

Sunset over Whatipu

Sunset over Whatipu

Seen from Cornwallis Peninsula. Paratutae Island on the left, and the contour of the beautiful Omanawanui Track (part of the Hillary Trail).

Splash!

Splash!

Splash!

Making the most of Cornwallis Wharf at high tide at the end of a hot summers day.

Pou Whenua: Karanga-a-Hape — Cornwallis

Hape

Hape

Near the Pine Avenue entrance to Cornwallis Beach stands this pou, depicting Hape (an ancestor of the local Kawerau-a-Maki tribe) and local taniwha (guardians of the Manukau Harbour).

“Te Karanga-a-Hape is the Maori name for Cornwallis. It recalls the moment when ‘upon the call of Hape’ a trap near here was sprung, ensnaring a visiting taniwha.”

Pou Whenua: Karanga-a-Hape --- Cornwallis

Pou Whenua: Karanga-a-Hape — Cornwallis

Pou Whenua: Karanga-a-Hape --- Cornwallis

Pou Whenua: Karanga-a-Hape — Cornwallis

Pou Whenua: Karanga-a-Hape --- Cornwallis

Pou Whenua: Karanga-a-Hape — Cornwallis

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