Monthly Archives: November 2012

Birds feeding in the evening surf

The birds liked these breaking waves and seemed to be picking something out of the spray, otherwise they left it alone. Walked to the seal haul-out area this morning (9 kms return.) They don’t tell you at the start of … Continue reading

Posted in General | 1 Comment

Arriving in Wellington

Had to go to Petone so followed my GPS and it sent me over the Paekakariki Hill. It may have been shorter in a straight line but was certainly slower – very windy and steep in parts. Got there eventually … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Towards Wellington

Tuesday morning set off from Taupo and drove along Desert Road to the entrance to the Turakino ski field, one of my favorite places to stop. Had lunch (rye bread sandwich with peanut butter, tomato and Picadilli sauce) with a … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment


Spent Sunday night in Auckland at Viv and Lynn’s place at Buckland’s Beach. Monday we decided to fit an insect/fly screen to the bus as I was going to spend a bit to time on the West Coast, Golden Bay … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

In the middle of the road

some one did not want to sell, so the highway stopped right there. In the city of Wenling, located in China‚Äôs eastern province of Zheijang, a highway has been built around a residential building that refuses to relocate. Luo Baogen, … Continue reading

Posted in South Island | Leave a comment


If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger,There’d Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats

Posted in General | Leave a comment