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Canoe Creek Walk, Lake Kaniere

Talk about a short walk that really packs a punch.  Canoe Creek bush walk is a beauty.

A beauty in many senses of the word – beautiful lush bush, beautiful trail, and a beauty as in a great walk. 310 more words


Travel Theme: Fantastic

Good morning from a dark and rainy Hastings morning. Yesterday was another nice day, hot and not much wind.  So again it was surreal knowing that today the weather is going to turn to custard. 306 more words

New Zealand

Fujifilm X-Series Toy Filter - For When It Is Too Pretty

I’ve said it before, New Zealand landscapes can be mind bendingly, brilliantly, surreally, ridiculously beautiful. So so so pretty that they typically are impossible to photograph and even begin to approach doing them justice. 137 more words

Farm visit - Part 1

A few months ago we took some of our home schooling friends down to the farm my brother had just moved onto. They have a nice native ecosystem there to explore, and also he was happy to take them on a tour of the cowshed and demonstrate the process with the few cows he was already milking. 460 more words

Home Schooling

50 wows for 50 years in one run!

Today is my birthday, my 50th.

I celebrated with a run as I like to do on my birthday. It was awesome.

Andrew dropped me at the start of this track. 151 more words


Bush Remnants (2): The Wainuiomata Water Collection Area

In my last post, I wrote about my explorations of two remnants of bush in Wellington – small areas of native forest preserved from the mass clearance of bush from the Wellington peninsula within a few decades of the arrival of the first European settlers. 1,768 more words

Ghost Walks