Category Archives: Nature

Aporo Sculpture

The Ruby Bay bypass which rips its way through through the gorse and pines between Mapua and the coastal road to Motueka took heaps of traffic away from the Ruby Bay coastal route, stretching from Mapua to Kina Good for … Continue reading

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Katoa on the swivel…

The instant the tide changed at the Mapua channel. High-ish tide (4.2m) at 10:32, not a breath of wind, menacing clouds that gave off a few drops, but nothing else. Big tide coming up on Friday – 4.6m and dropping … Continue reading

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Propellor shell

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Why did the geese cross the road?

In order to cause what goes for gridlock around here. Stringer Straight on Westdale Road

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Evechinus chloroticus better known as kina Found on Kina Beach, Tasman  

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Why I shoot rabbits

This was a kowhai plant. Cousin Shirl’s husband Tony raised it from seed. I got it through last winter until it looked as good as the second picture. In a few years, it would have been as big as picture … Continue reading

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