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Coming Up Close · 1h ago

Foamy with a hint of happy dog

We've had a run of fine warm early Summer weather here so I've been taking advantage of it and getting out every day. Yesterday the waves were foamy with surfers out on the waves plus this h...
Coming Up Close · 2d ago

Moments in time...

It's been so gloriously warm and sunny here it's good to get out and see everyone else enjoying the scenery. It's amazing how peoples attitudes change when we have blue skies and sunshine, i...
Coming Up Close · 4d ago

A visit to Whareroa Marae

Lately we've been travelling out and about to local areas and trying to not go too far so last weekend on the way back home we stopped in at a local Marae that I didn't know existed.The Whar...
Coming Up Close · 1w ago

Pink Spring Sunset...

Sometimes at night in the late Spring air it's nice to get out for a walk instead of in the mornings. Sunday night I did just that...and here is the end result - pink and blue skies with a n...
Coming Up Close · 1W ago

Christmas lights are up early

Most people put their Christmas lights and decorations up in December, right? After a beach walk on Sunday night I was on my way home and spied this house around the corner from ours brightl...
Coming Up Close · 1W ago

St Mary's on the Hill Anglican Parish

Just a short distance out of South Auckland in this quaint quiet area near the Bombay Hills is this wee church, St Mary on the Hill Anglican Parish.  According to the website a small wooden ...
Coming Up Close · 2W ago

Time for sandcastles

With the weather so fine and sunny lately I've been getting out more and more for beach walks. Sunday's one saw lots more people doing just the same including these girls making sandcastles ...
Coming Up Close · 2W ago

Huhurua Park

Yesterday on a quiet day off we drove out to Huhurua Park, about half an hour out of Tauranga so the other half could fly his drone, as it turned out his battery for it wasn't charged so I w...
Coming Up Close · 3W ago

First time out in 2 weeks...

Yesterday was the first time in 2 weeks I was able to get out for a proper walk, still coughing a bit here and there but definitely felt good to breathe in some fresh air. Today is my day of...
Coming Up Close · 3W ago

Time for a coffee from Tay Street

Finally some sunshine here! Last week I spotted this lady in the morning warmth sitting on a picnic bench with her coffee enjoying the view of the beach and horizon. Looks like a good spot t...