Sunday, 25 June 2017

Tongaporutu - cliff coastline

Tongaporutu River mouth - interesting in that the sedimentary cliff material is young enough not to be tilted at an angle as is much of our landscape. Really interesting and only accessible at dead low tide.
Detailed notes on New Zealand geology can be found here (Qmaps), the relevant downloadable map is  "Waikato". 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017


Last time I was traveling to Taranaki late in the day mid-winter as I came out to the coast at Awakino I was greeted by a very dramatic cloud formation out to sea. This combined with the black iron sand on these beaches made for some impressive images.

Beach at Tongaporatu

River mouth Tongaporatu

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Auckland War Memorial Museum

One of my all time "highly recommended" places to visit in Auckland, surrounded by planted parkland, sports grounds and right next door to the "Winter garden" - another must see.

Home of many fixed and changing exhibitions like Outrageous Fortune and more recently Volume

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Monday, 29 May 2017

Morris and James at Matakana

Although I've pretty much run out of space to add anything more to my Morris and James collection it doesn't stop me making semi regular visits to their business in Matakana, its a nice day out and the attached Cafe is excellent.

Moving into tableware after the sale 

They currently have their sale running (till 5th June) and I was certainly tempted......especially with this new design above - not in production.