The shore of Lake Taupo. I got up early yesterday to take some early morning photos of the mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro), but there was so much fog that I almost didn’t bother going out. Closer to Taupo than where we were staying wa…
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Less Evidence of Autumn
I love the cold, clear, crisp days of early winter. No wind today. Love it.
I love books and libraries. Ever since I learnt to read, I’ve spent much more time than I should reading books. Since I started using the internet, I read fewer books and I’d like to change that. I have a huge shelf of books waiting to be read, bu…
Spaghetti Junction Part 2
The northern part of Spaghetti Junction. Auckland’s Sky Tower can be seen to the right. Auckland’s Harbour Bridge is to the far left linking Auckland with the North Shore.
Spaghetti Junction Part 1
Officially, the name of this part of motorway is the Auckland Central Motorway Junction. I had to look that up as I have never heard it referred to in that way. Locals call it Spaghetti Junction. If you take a look at this link, you will see why. …
Almost twenty years ago, I spent two summers picking fruit in Roxburgh, Central Otago. I love Roxburgh and it is one of the places in the world that I feel most at home. Despite that, I’ve only been back a couple of times since then, the last time…
The inverse of Charlie Brown’s shirt
This forms part of the Newmarket motorway viaduct which is currently being rebuilt to offer better earthquake protection. My wife likes it because it reminds her of Charlie Brown’s shirt – although the colours are inversed, so really it is more a …
I think I am going to get wet
Menacing clouds over the Auckland skyline.
It’s just another day in Auckland part 2
Auckland gets its fair share of unusual weather. The day had been beautiful up until this point, and I was about to photograph Rangitoto in crystal clear evening sunlight when this weather started moving in. I took this photo and left for some she…
It’s just another day in Auckland
From the summit of One Tree Hill, Auckland, New Zealand.