Feb 23, 2020

Southport Gold Coast

Off again for a few days work in Aussie
Departing Auckland
Meriton Suites Southport Hotel
Nice spot. Room on the 41st floor. What a view see below.

 A storm moving in while enjoying a beer in a beautiful warm evening breeze
 Later that night the storm came through just missing my side of the building

Feb 22, 2020

Elizabeth Reef

Flying Auckland to Brisbane about two thirds across I have seen this reef several times this time I had my phone and got a quick shot. It turns out this is the southern most coral reef on the planet and extremely remote. Known for wrecks and sharks. There is a 400m long area that sits one meter above water. You can visit these reefs and Lord Howe Island on a 7 day salients out of Southport for around  A$3k. See the link.
Elizabeth Reef Info
In the top picture you can just see another reef called Middleton.

Feb 16, 2020

More Various

Rabbit island under beautiful summer clouds
 Jay and Pop eating Christmas cherries, yum

 Lewi and Jay relaxing
 A work event. Our team receiving a Platinum global award (from Brian out of St Louis, the guy with the beard) for manufacturing excellence

Feb 11, 2020


Baylys Beach Farmland Up North.
View from our remote motel.
 Baylys Beach and amazing west coast clouds
 Lewi with fruit!
Not that happy.
Truck burn out at the classic flyers airshow recently. Definitely impressive.

Feb 5, 2020

Barn. Northland

Could not resist this opportunity with early morning sun coming through.

Aussie Fires

I've not seen this before. Sent to me by a friend in USA so hopefully its accurate.
Also not sure over what time frame it was compiled.

Feb 3, 2020

Yesterday. Boat Wreck to Aussie Sunset and Elon Musk

This is what's left after 36 hours. A 42ft charter boat went up on the rocks around Mauao on Friday night. Right below the lighthouse (seriously)!
Here is a picture and story on Stuff

 Near sunset. The air is filled with smoke from Australian bush fires.
 Later just after sunset.
 At 10.10pm this trail of satellites from Elon Musk's SpaceX Starlink program Falcon 9 rocket that launched from Cape Canaveral USA a few days prior. Apparently the rocket carried a large number of small communication satellites and what we are seeing here is them beginning to spread out. They only appeared briefly and faintly firing from East to West in the southern sky. Not an easy image to capture.

Feb 1, 2020

This Is Proof

Dark clouds can have a silver lining.
Sunset on Fergusson Park last night.