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Driving home

Leg one of the long drive south tomorrow for a┬ámonth in the Wairarapa. Looking forward to some crisp winter mornings, a log burner, planning some new projects and a break from Auckland’s incessant rain!

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Carterton, Wairarapa, NZ, March 2014: Two years after the tragic Carterton hot air balloon crash, Balloons Over Wairarapa lifted off again… On January 7th 2012, a scenic hot air balloon flight, collided with a high voltage power line while attempting to land, causing it to catch fire, disintegrate and crash, killing all eleven people (ten passengers and the pilot) on board. 100 more words

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Down on the farm

A few weeks back I headed home for a few days. In fabulous winter fashion we burned a bonfire and stood as close as we could to keep warm from the wind whipping up from the south. 12 more words


New on 500px : Luminous Nights by markg by markg

Dark and remote with no artificial light at all, with a sky full of stars as the Milky Way rose to the east. This whole environment was lit by starlight and the intense air glow that was present amongst the darkness – it was certainly a night of astrophotography to remember. 11 more words

June 22, 2014 ... homeward bound into darkening weather

Napier was grey, and a little damp.

After a coffee in Taradale with our younger daughter Helen, and a brief visit with other family members staying in the area, we hit the road. 271 more words