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

April 27, 2016

Hauling In

Filed under: Cornwallis,Manukau — paul @ 9:41 am
The Drag Net

The Drag Net

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

The Catch

The Catch

April 26, 2016

Warning

Filed under: Cornwallis,Signs — paul @ 8:29 am
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”

April 22, 2016

Wasps

Filed under: Cornwallis,Insects — paul @ 1:27 pm
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.

March 25, 2016

At the Wharf

Filed under: Birds,Cornwallis — paul @ 7:11 am
Terns, Cornwallis Wharf

Terns, Cornwallis Wharf

A group of white fronted terns congregated at Cornwallis Wharf.

February 20, 2016

Looking West

Filed under: Black and White,Cornwallis,Whatipu — paul @ 7:01 am
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.

February 15, 2016

Just Hanging On

Filed under: Cornwallis,Trees — paul @ 7:34 am
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.

February 9, 2016

Far away Shores

Filed under: Awhitu,Cornwallis — paul @ 7:50 am
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.

February 4, 2016

Sunset over Whatipu

Filed under: Cornwallis,Sky,Whatipu — paul @ 7:34 am
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).

February 3, 2016

Splash!

Filed under: Cornwallis,People — paul @ 7:20 am
Splash!

Splash!

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

December 30, 2014

Pou Whenua: Karanga-a-Hape — Cornwallis

Filed under: Art,Cornwallis,pou — paul @ 7:08 am
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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