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

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).

September 19, 2015

The Shower

Filed under: Black and White,Huia — paul @ 7:05 am
The Shower

The Shower

The westerly blows rain laden clouds over the ranges, at the Lower Huia Reservoir.

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March 28, 2015

Drains

Filed under: Huia,Patterns — paul @ 7:00 am
At the Lower Huia Dam

At the Lower Huia Dam

These drains are part of the Lower Huia Dam, one of two earth dams in the Waitakere Ranges (providing water for the city of Auckland). The construction of this dam was completed in 1971. Of the five reservoirs in the Waitakeres, this one has the largest capacity.

(The other earth dam is the Lower Nihotupu dam, and the remaining three dams in the Waitakeres are concrete dams.)

March 23, 2015

Before Sunset

Filed under: Huia,Light,Trees — paul @ 7:06 am
Cabbage Trees (Cordyline Australis)

Cabbage Trees (Cordyline Australis)

A stand of cabbage trees reaching up to catch the sun before it sets behind the ridge. Near Lower Huia Dam.

November 18, 2014

Overflowing

Filed under: Huia — paul @ 7:03 am
Spillway

Spillway

This is the bell mouth spillway of the Lower Huia water supply reservoir, and right now there is plenty of water – meaning there was quite a bit of rain in recent days and weeks. (Overall, Auckland’s water reservoirs are 82% full, according to WaterCare.)

November 17, 2014

Manuka Blossom

Filed under: Flowers,Huia,Trees — paul @ 7:04 am
Manuka Blossom

Manuka Blossom

Manuka trees are in full flower at the moment, lots of them on the road to Huia. These pictures were taken near Lower Huia Dam.

Looking down from Lower Huia Dam

Looking down from Lower Huia Dam

June 19, 2014

Huia Bridge

Filed under: Bridges,Huia — paul @ 7:08 am
Huia Bridge

Huia Bridge

Huia Bridge crosses the Huia Stream next to Huia Domain. A one lane bridge (traffic going west gives way to the opposite direction), it was constructed in 1935.

Huia Bridge

Huia Bridge

Huia Bridge

Huia Bridge

June 18, 2014

How Convenient! #5

Filed under: Convenience,Huia — paul @ 7:11 am
Pebble Mosaics, Huia Domain

Pebble Mosaics, Huia Domain

The only decorative element at the Huia Domain conveniences is a simple set of pebble mosaics by the outside shower – not that you would need much additional decoration in such a splendid place as is Huia Bay. Located next to the one way bridge over the Huia Stream.

Huia Domain Conveniences

Huia Domain Conveniences

Huia Bay

Huia Bay

June 10, 2014

Looking South

Filed under: Awhitu,Huia,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 7:24 am
From Mount Donald McLean

From Mount Donald McLean

Late afternoon view from the lookout on Mount Donald McLean. Manukau South Head with a hint of the (replica) lighthouse. Mount Karioi in the distance. Manukau Harbour to the left, big Tasman Sea to the right.

May 30, 2014

Self Portrait with Te Komoki

Filed under: Huia,Sky — Tags: — paul @ 7:13 am
Manukau Heads and Te Komoki

Manukau Heads and Te Komoki

The view from the Huia Point platform, with Manukau Heads and lighthouse on the left, Manukau bar, and the conical Te Komoki on the right.

See my growing collection of selfies.

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