|Posted on 30 April, 2019 at 5:50||comments (0)|
In the course of my work for the bamboo society, I have had a reason to visit the Moehau Community near the tip of the Coromandel Peninsular. If you have a map, look for "Sandy Bay" on the eastern side of the Coromandel, near the tip. Moehau is the highest part of the whole Coromandel Peninsular. The Moehau Community is just above Sandy Bay, and just below Moehau. Moehau is a mountain, but we don't say Moehau Mountain, or Mt Moehau. We just say ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 22 April, 2019 at 22:40||comments (0)|
A few days ago, the "Centre" for which I am a committee member had some trees cut down. Seven of these were "Cabbage trees". The wood is fibrous and not really suitable for woodwork. One of the trees was an old crabapple, that had a large fungus growing in the trunk. It was dying and growing rotten. However, some of the wood could still be alright.
This foto shows some of th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 16 January, 2019 at 22:25||comments (0)|
Raining in January in Hawkes Bay's summer is something unusual. But it did..... for three days. So I went out with my trusty camera.
This is the Ngaruroro. It is usually pretty low. Its not now.
It is full.. of dirty water.
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|Posted on 9 January, 2019 at 20:45||comments (0)|
Mount Ruapehu is just a few hours drive away. You take the Napier-Taihape road. That gets you to Waiouru. Waiouru sits under the mountain.
After we cross through the range of hills joining the Kawekas to the Ruahines, we come to a high level plateau of good country. This view looks along to the Ruahines. We are just less than 1000m above sea-level here.Read Full Post »
|Posted on 9 January, 2019 at 16:15||comments (0)|
I got up early and got into to my car and drove to the beach before sunrise. It was already a beautiful day.
Much of the earth is grey, but the sky!!
Some mist shrouds Te Mata Peak and the surrounding hills. Fisherman are out early drowning bait. The sun is at least ten minutes away.Read Full Post »
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Some more fotos from the reserve at Balls Clearing
Tree ferns abound in this bush. So do big trees.
This is the trunk of a Kahikatea, the tallest tree in the NZ bush.
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