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Coming Up Close · 1d ago

What's it like out there?

We've had 2 significant cyclones here recently... Cyclone Debbie and Cyclone Cook. So much rain and flooding, thankfully we were ok here. The morning after the latter one had left I decided ...
Coming Up Close · 4d ago

Blue and Green Lakes - Rotorua

Our tiki tour a couple of weeks ago included the Blue and Green Lakes in Rotorua. This place consists of two lakes; Lake Tikitapu and Lake Rotokakahi (above) which are very close to Lake Tar...
Coming Up Close · 1W ago

Time for some fun...

Last night we picked up my 17 year old son from the bus stop here in Tauranga. He currently lives up north with his dad while he's finishing his last year at high school and he comes down he...
Coming Up Close · 1W ago

Exploring Karangahake Gorge

Last weekend we ventured out on one of our road trips this time to explore the Karangahake Gorge. Neither of us had actually gone into the area, just driven past.This is a very historical pl...
Coming Up Close · 2W ago

Owharoa Waterfalls - Waikato

Today...another tiki tour, this time in the opposite direction to Owharoa Waterfalls - about an hour from home. Just off the main highway and before the Karangahake Gorge. Located in between...
Coming Up Close · 2W ago

Stormy skies over Ohinemutu Cemetery

Last weekend on our road trip through Rotorua we stopped at the Ohinemutu Cemetery - a very respected resting place for soldiers who served in the 28th (Maori) Battalion during the 2nd World...
Coming Up Close · 2W ago

Waiotapu Geothermal Pools - Rotorua

While tiki touring around on Sunday we decided a road trip to Rotorua was a good idea. As alot of you know I grew up in Auckland, then lived in Northland for 20 years so I'm not from this re...
Coming Up Close · 3W ago

Quiet Autumn Mornings...

These taken on my walk this morning along Mount Maunganui Beach - Linking up with Skywatch Friday :-)
Coming Up Close · 4W ago

A brief visit to Pukehina Beach

While out and about on Sunday we stopped into the small settlement of Pukehina Beach, about 30 minutes out of town. Now that Summer is over and Autumn is on it's way things are starting to c...
Coming Up Close · 4W ago

Summer reflections on the sand

A few weeks back while thinking of random things to photograph I asked the other half to stand on the sand in the low tide to see what reflections we could get - I think I took these two goo...