Monday, 21 August 2017

Gore Bay

Gore Bay on the coast a few km east of Cheviot in North Canterbury. 
As my friend Geoff describes "typical South Island - no people" !


As a stony beach it is exceptionally noisy even when waves are small (above) 

A little south of the bay are these formations known as the Cathedral. 

Friday, 4 August 2017

South Piha Beach

South Piha beach and home to the famous Piha Rescue TV series. 

Above and below - I think this is locally known as "The Gap" (Google map ) and these photos were 
taken at full low tide.

I understand people try and surf or boat through here at full tide......


Sunday, 30 July 2017

Auckland Art Gallery

A lovely space right in the heart of Auckland City, closed for several years and renovated beautifully marrying the old and new spaces. Gallery has a great cafe with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking Kitchener Street and part of Albert Park.

From a distance this one gets me every time - the security person is a sculpture 

The old gallery 

The link

Part of the new 

Art Gallery - street view

Monday, 17 July 2017

Devonport front entrances (Part 1)

Some of the manicured entrances I've come across on my urban walks

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Its winter - time for the boats to come out of the water.

We are a sailing country being surrounded by water and a long way from anywhere, boats are in our DNA.
Having recently given Oracle Team USA a sailing lesson Americas cup it seemed appropriate to trundle down to the nearest yacht club and check out the boats up on the hard for their annual maintenance.