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  Monday, 30 June 2008

Kite flying at The Chateau

This weekend I was at The Mount Ruapehu Bayview Chateau Tongariro (the Chateau for short) to celebrate the 40th birthday of a friend. I flew my Quantum trick kite on the golf course on Saturday after the biggest overnight dump of snow since 1992 on Friday night.

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Is that you blondinie?
Seen this afternoon on the Interislander... no sign of the Blondinie Gang though.

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  Sunday, 22 June 2008

Making kiwifruit jam

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  Thursday, 19 June 2008

Halfway home

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  Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Port Nelson this morning

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  Tuesday, 17 June 2008

231 bike parking

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  Monday, 16 June 2008

The Boat House
This evening by the Boathouse on Rocks Road.

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  Sunday, 15 June 2008

Sunday afternoon world

My little empire in this afternoons settlers games.

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Moon the goat

Moon is my neighbour's goat. She regularly breaks her chain and comes to visit me. She showed up late last night but then disappeared into the darkness determined to spend the night free. This morning she was right where I last saw her, on my front doorstep nibbling at my grapevine. Shortly after this photo she invited herself inside and strolled right through my front door, to see if there was anything edible on my couch. Understandably Kaycee did not approve and a stand-off ensued, between my little, heroic dog and a horned goat, about ten times her size. I decided it was time Moon was escorted home, but once she realised what I was trying to do, she took off and stayed at arms length, baaaing at me gently as if to say "please don't send me home".

I've just got her back onto her chain after about an hour of regaining her confidence with a cabbage.

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  Saturday, 14 June 2008

New Zealand freshwater eel  (He Tuna)
This guy lives in the river that passes my house. It is also my water supply. This afternoon I was cleaning out the fridge and had a couple of eggs that had been in there a little long. I took them down to the river and broke them on the rocks in the shallow water. Within minutes three eels were there excitedly cruising around the pool like sharks in a feeding frenzy. Its nice to know they are around, keeping the river clean.

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  Thursday, 12 June 2008

I'm at home with a cold today. I was flicking through some old photos, when I came across this. I realised this was the last time I flew a kite; way back in the middle of February, a kite aerial photography shoot over Mapua Wharf on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Now well into winter the usable wind is a rarity and I miss those afternoon sea-breezes.

Mapua Wharf

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  Monday, 2 June 2008


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