Feb 28, 2015

Night Market Mt Maunganui

More like evening market. But looks to see and food to enjoy for all tastes.
Great spot for kids to kick dust into us oldies faces and jump from rocks into your picnic!
But all good fun.

 Music was good

Feb 27, 2015

Feb 26, 2015

Size Matters Wind Even More

On a very still morning here in Tauranga a club race is underway.
I suspect it was a very long day in the office for all these keen people.
Little guys
Bigger still
What's this looming up?

Feb 24, 2015

Crazy Cactus

I think someone was smoking something under this Piha cactus in it's formative years!

Feb 23, 2015

A Study

Of my buddy and grand daughter Grace.
Taken over an hour or so.

With Thomas

Thomas keeps an eye on his sister

Feb 22, 2015

Tauranga Waterfront Extracts

With camera in hand and a 10 minute stroll along the Strand waterfront area there are a lot of not so obvious things to see if you look and use a little imagination.

Feb 19, 2015


On the 3rd of February earlier this month this is what the sky looked like right outside my backdoor.

Feb 18, 2015

Dry Waikato Countryside

There are a lot of dry fields in the Waikato. Clouds threaten but are not delivering.
Quite beautiful to look at not so good for the animals.

Feb 15, 2015

Piha Surf

Way To Start The Day

NZ Flat White
Soon to be a Starbucks USA new release.
They pinched our famous coffee idea!

Interislander To Picton

Entering Marlborough Sounds from Cook Strait. Info LINK
It's grey and wet.
 Few people venture outside

 Inside its warm
 Looking toward the stern over the open car deck
 Sun is coming out

 The comments from the overseas tourists were interesting to listen in on.
The common theme on this day was about the beautiful and different colours in the water.
 Some well to do locals tucked away in their own little bay with access only by sea.

Feb 12, 2015

Painfull Recall?

Te Aroha Golf Course

Mt Te Aroha in the background. Rob lines it up (pin was taken out later!)
A challenging course in a lovely setting.
 Nice large greens some way more tricky than this easy one.
 Me slogging up another hill typical of the course (get fit first is my advise)
 While still gasping trying to hit that little white @#%&!er

Feb 11, 2015

Feb 10, 2015

Cassino Italy WWII

Found this on the web.
British and South African soldiers with a Nazi flag. 1943 Italy.
My dad was at Cassino through the campaign with the NZ forces.