Category Archives: Water

Kina Beach? Yeah, nah…

Kina Beach is a favourite 6km walk, enhanced by being a good source for kina (sea urchin) shells. Not this year. Found none. At all. They could possibly rename it Aporo Beach, a loan word in the Maori language for … Continue reading

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Munted (NZ slang) adj. refers to the property of an object (or person) as broken, ruined, significantly damaged, disfigured or deformed, often to the extent that it is not reversable or repairable. Moturoa/Rabbit Island is an 8km long barrier island, … Continue reading

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Can’t decide…

You choose. Not even Not Nelson. Pacific coastline south of Kaikoura. iPhone 7. Looking at the feather image, I sometimes ask myself why I bother hauling a Nikon D7000 around….

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She sells seashells…

…on the seashore. This is what the high tide mark looks like after a series of very low tides, blazing sun and flocks of wading birds and seagulls have finished with the mollusks in the estuary.

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Maybe I’m amazed…

I don’t know what it is about the Waimea estuary. Some folk want to drive to Rough Island. Some folk pick up their kayaks and walk. This mob got confused by a combination of the ever-changing pattern of channels and … Continue reading

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Man overboard

Mapua wharf, any time of day.

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Chester’s got the right idea

Our dog neighbour Chester has the right idea. It’s close to 30 Celcius today and as humid as anything. Just moving gets you sweating. I think I’ll join Chester for a swim High tide’s at 15:48…

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