Aug 28, 2013


Oystercatchers heading home late evening over Tauranga harbour

Tug Kaimai

Another days work done.
Australian designed and built in New Zealand by Whangarei Engineering & Construction Co in 1976 she has given the Ports of Tauranga 37 years of hard work and still looks ready for more.

Aug 25, 2013

Upside Down!

Yes he was almost upside down and flying this kite like something with a motor and solid wings.
I still can't figure how this works.
 This is the original uncropped shot from the top of Mauao

Aug 21, 2013

Tauranga Harbour Entrance

Karewa Is on the left and Mayor Is (Tuhua) mid photo on the horizon.
Click image to see bigger version.

Aug 17, 2013

Beautiful Pilot Bay Mt Maunganui

It was warm and misty today at the Mount

Grace On Mauao Today

Mount apartments in the background
Rock climbing and exploring
 Pilot Bay in background
Tall as.....

Aug 16, 2013

Miss Piggy A Class Project

How is this?
Grace and mum made this cool pink pig.
Looks like its from a used plastic milk bottle.
This is fun recycling at its best.

Aug 15, 2013

The Kids

This is Grace & Thomas at Mt Ruapehu with the Chateau below it.
Thanks for the shot mum & dad

Aug 13, 2013

Crumpet & Pet

This is so cute. Crumpet the cat snuggles up with her bear.
Rob & Sarah's cat for many loyal years. Thanks for the pic Rob.

Aug 9, 2013

Storm Wave

Tauranga harbour entrance. On Mauao walking track and yes I got wet!
(Not the camera thank the gods)

Aug 8, 2013

More 'Naki

Wave protection along waterfront New Plymouth
 Next stop Australia. Looking West from the New Plymouth foreshore
 Port Taranaki

 Sugar Loaf Islands.Motumahanga and Moturoa

Aug 6, 2013

Quick Taranaki Visit

Mt Taranaki 
Dominates the New Plymouth region, thats when you can see it!
 Built in 1925 at a cost of 3,700 pounds and once home of Taranaki's original radio station 2YB long since gone. Devon St
Post office clock tower built in 1985 with the original (1902) clock face and mechanism

School Pics 2

Thomas aged 5 (and a half) with his uncle Rob below same age

Aug 5, 2013

Grey Day Walkers

Historic Stone Jetty

This was the first wharf at Mt Maunganui. It was built in 1888 and opened (yes opened!) in 1889 by the local mayor at the time James Bodell