Apr 28, 2013

Birds Today

Dinner just a blink of an eye away
 Heron gliding to land
The duck, instinctively cautious this time of year as shooting season approaches  

Crump The Claw

Crumpet has a reputation for laxing out and taking life as it comes. Here's more evidence. But I can't figure out how her paw got to be upside down! Or is it??

Got Something!

Feels big, the excitement rises and he is forced to walk across to the end of the harbour rail bridge and go down to the rocks to pull this baby in. He left his other three rods to fend for themselves.
 It a ray and the three Maori were very interested

 Fisherman cut his line and left!
 Maori lads really concerned about leaving the hook in and risked being barbed to try and get it out

Apr 27, 2013

Seatrade Waiting To Come Into Port

At anchor off Mt Maunganui with Rabbit island and the a small shore break in the foreground

Apr 25, 2013

Bunny Thingys

Young People And ANZAC

Carrying on the tradition of 98 years
Many New Zealand and Australian soldiers were killed at Gallipoli in Turkey during the failed attack by the allied forces. Thousands of these soldiers were actually buried in Turkey.
Many years later in 1934 Mustafa Ataturk, Turkish army officer, statesman and first president of Turkey said the following words of recognition and comfort to those who lost family in the Gallipoli battle. This tribute was recalled at the dawn service at Mt Maunganui 2013

In 1934 Atatürk wrote a tribute to the ANZACs killed at Gallipoli:
Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives... You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side now here in this country of ours... you, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land. They have become our sons as well.
This inscription appears on the Kemal Atatürk Memorial, ANZAC Parade, Canberra.

Dawn Parade Mt Maunganui

Thousands braved the dark and rain to take part in the 98th Anzac Day remembrance dawn parade service.
On 25 April 1915, eight months into the First World War, Allied soldiers landed on the shores of the Gallipoli peninsula


Apr 22, 2013

Tank Art & Fort Knox Truck

It was a dull wet Sunday and I went in search of something to liven things up. These shots from Mt Maunganui.
The storage tank is at Gull on Hewletts Rd and the truck is on MacDonald St

Apr 21, 2013

Apr 20, 2013

Spinnaker Huddle

Race day light winds. Clearly the wind is only in that one spot!
Near the Tauranga Harbor Bridge. Welcome Bay hills in the back ground


Late afternoon Tilby channel Tauranga

Drought Broken

3 months of drought and overnight this!
Out our back door. The rain overwhelmed the drainage and created this lake on the park.
Meanwhile at the Mount police said torrential rain caused significant flash flooding across the area.