Nov 22, 2020

Walk Around Town Tauranga

Aliens have landed, hundreds of them
In Devonport Rd. What's behind the black door..?
Farmers building progressing
Well known French restaurunt finally closed the doors just like dozens of businesses in CBD Tauranga
The Rockshop. Very cool
Thinking about this kit
The two dollar shop where everything is over two dollars
The Christmas shop in Devonport Rd
Finally a coffee at Robert Harris


Nov 16, 2020

5 Year Olds View Of Things

 So I have a string of these examples from my little buddy Jay

  • As we were driving past a bunch of Lime eScooters recently released in Tauranga I said "there's some more of those stupid things blocking up the footpath" quite indignantly he came back with "they're not stupid they are electric" 
  • While we were trying to deconstruct one of the many things we do this to (for fun) he said, when we were struggling to break a difficult part, "this plastic's made of steel"
  • When we were sitting at the table playing cards I went to the kitchen to get a drink and said "OMG what a mess out here there's cheese everywhere" out here. Jay commented " that's Nana, HE loves cheese"
  • We were arguing over the rules of snakes and ladders and I said who's the boss here this is how we do it? He said mummy is the boss of Lewi and me and daddy is the boss of mummy...(a thoughtful silence) and then "is he?"


Nov 9, 2020

Where's Wally?


Then & Now

Mt Maunganui Main beach. I think I took this in the late 70's
Note no high-rise and old Ocean Side hotel.
A treasure hunt is in progress
And again in 2020


Nov 8, 2020

Out and About

We love the Nelson Lakes region. Lake Rotoiti.
Rob with Mt Robert in the background on the right.
Out on the track
Lake side


Various From The Old Album

Tauranga's well known Aspen tree 
Now well and truely gone
Small boat on the inside Mount beach
Blacksmith at the Historic Village Tauranga
The first amphibious Humber??

Nov 3, 2020

A Fleet Of Ambos

 Our neighbour Lynn had a very nasty fall yesterday. Good old St Johns. There when needed.

Nov 1, 2020


 Look who turned up at our door

Night Things

Squid. Night dive in South East Bay Mayor Island.
A fairly normal night dive turned into and amazing adventure when a large school of squid were attracted to our dive lights. These creatures are just a blob of jelly when caught on a line but in their element they are amazing. Going from being fully transparent to metallic copper to bright blue as they came close to check us out. They manoeuvre in all directions in the blink of an eye.
The top picture won me a silver medal in the Oceans NZ Underwater Film Festival 1981

Man watching as the 'Hurricane' whirls another load of screaming fair goers at Blake Park Mt Maunganui
Night Fish. Fisherman pulling in a net in Pilot Bay My Maugnanui