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Torn Curtain

Brick Wall

Brick Wall

The north facing wall of this Watercare service building at the foot of the Lower Huia Dam gets plenty of sunlight year-in and year-out.

Bushwalk

Karamatura Loop Walk

Karamatura Loop Walk

A popular walk in the bush near Huia.

Autumn Colours

Huia Road

Huia Road

Officially, winter has already started. But on the first day of winter I was greeted with these beautiful autumn colours as I was driving back from Huia.

The Guard

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).

The Shower

The Shower

The Shower

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

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

Drains

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.)

Before Sunset

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.

Overflowing

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.)

Manuka Blossom

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

Huia Bridge

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

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