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On Top of Panatahi Island

Panatahi Island, Karekare

Panatahi Island, Karekare

We went for a little walk along Karekare beach yesterday, mild with a mellow sun and plenty of sea haze. Panatahi Island is a rocky outcrop about 170m high, accessible at low tide. When we were there (about halfway towards low tide), this fellow stood right up there, enjoying the view.…

Prime Position

Two Spined Weevil

Two Spined Weevil

The weather started out with high cloud, just ideal for walking, but then it turned into drizzle and rain, clearing again, sort of, when we had reached the lookout point on the Hillary Trail, just above Karekare. A two spined weevil shared our elevated spot.…

Mad Hatters — Karekare

Flo and Celeste

Flo and Celeste

Last Saturday’s Karekare Beach Races were preceded – as behoves a self-respecting race event – by a fashion competition: the Mad Hatters wild west hat competition. These two beauties caught my eye early on. Flo on the left with a very “green” construction and Celeste on the right with chocolates all around.…

Karekare Beach Races

Race 1, Karekare 2011

Race 1, Karekare 2011

Once a year the community of Karekare on Auckland’s West Coast has its legendary race day. Last Saturday’s event was to benefit the Lone Kauri Community School and Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club. Splendid weather, great food stalls, even Mr Miller’s coffee right there on the beach.…

Ferns

Hound's Tongue Fern

Hound's Tongue Fern

Hound’s tongue fern grows quite commonly in coastal areas. This patch was found along the Hillary Trail between Piha and Karekare.…

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