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Archive for January, 2008

sammy day

hawaiin shirt sammy on the beach

the real slim sammy

may 1, 1999 – january 27, 2007


taranaki tuesday…

well, aotearoa is pretty smart [alleck] by getting all of the public holidays over smack after christmas…maybe so we look forward to them all year and really enjoy them more, or maybe it’s the best chance for hte best weather…any way, monday was ‘wellington anniversary’…which means monday off. once i learned this i decided i was headed for taranaki’s white cliffs…which i’ve been trying to get to for months.

 so here you go…my new favorite place in nz;

black sand dunes in taranaki

low tide at the white cliffs in the north ‘naki

wild wind storm in south ‘naki

walking in warm water at the white cliffs

lagoon at hte white cliffs

a day at the beach…kapiti coast

kapiti birds

kapiti coast

dune flower

happy new year ’08

happy new year to all the pearls on my strand…

just back to welly and work after my first holiday season in nz and it was great.

after christmas we travelled north, as north as you can go on this land, where the sun was shining, flowers blooming, and the sea sparkling.

i really enjoyed this part of country connected to the sea and chock-a-block with the short but meaningful history of this youthful country:

p.s. back in [s]wellington and the wind is roaring and mid-summer i am wearing three layers.

white flower

no idea what this flower is, but it’s beautiful!

quail family

family outting in kerikeri

treaty waka

historic and world’s largest waka. it’s used in the annual observance of the treaty of waitangi

matai beach

matai beach on the doubtless pennensular. this secluded beach was definitely worth the effort of getting there!

tiki carving

tiki carving on the portal of the waitangi marae


historic town (3 buildings i think) of kerikeri

rural chapel

a rural chapel outside of whangarei (fahn-ga-ray)

cape reinga sunset

sunset at cape reinga…the very northern tip of aotearoa

cape reinga

cape reinga with giant sand dunes to the left

busby house and marae

waitangi treaty grounds with gov busby’s colonial cottage and tradition maori marae