Category Archives: Nature
It started on Tuesday about 18km away from some sparks caused by a disc-harrow hitting a stone. Out of control within minutes and that’s still the situation. 2500 people evacuated, only one property lost due to the sparsely populated nature … Continue reading
That acronyms into LOST. Which I wasn’t, but it’s nowhere I’ve been on a bike before. This was Woodstock, about 25km in and just before the climb over the Neudorf saddle at around 230m Calves were a bit achy next … Continue reading
We’re in the middle of a drought. The last significant rain was way back in early December – the 2mm on Christmas Day and 6mm mid-January just evaporated – and the combination of high temperatures and howling souwesterlies has sucked … Continue reading
Back in the day, that used to be the first composition in your first week back at school. On OUR holidays, we proofread theses for Master degrees. 2 years ago, it was a philosophy paper for Young Friend Marius. (Now, … Continue reading
The kōtuku or white heron is a member of the Ardeidae family and sometimes considered a sub-species of the great egret Ardea alba. We have Hamish. Hamish was an almost permanent resident of Port Mapua from the late 1980s … Continue reading
Last minute instructions to newbies at Marahau. They headed off quite nervously. Didn’t see them come back…..