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Pictures Of The Week 43 – Time For a Revolution?

There is never a dull moment (on the Barrier), is there? These were my neighbour’s words the other day, and I can attest to that. I feel tired. What I seek the most seems to be outside my control; perhaps I just need to try harder. Instead my mind and time is occupied with too much mundane stuff. Ignorance is bliss.

My good friend Paul is visiting and we’ve been trying to catch a kingi. At this stage, it would be nice to just see one. I’m starting to believe what he’s been saying for years. “You’re lucky to be able to catch a feed off the rocks. This won’t last.

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Pictures of the Week 34

As part of an Off-Island Youth Trip, I had the privilege to go to Tiritiri Matangi and three other noteworthy places, Snowplanet, Goat Island Marine Reserve and Waiwera Hot Pools. Let’s start with ‘bird watching’ and Tiritiri Matangi Island. Unlike many other islands in the Hauraki Gulf, Tiritiri is an open wildlife sanctuary. Volunteers and private sponsors have reshaped a once almost completely farmed island to a eco-destination for people who like to watch birds and hiking through the vast network of tracks amongst endemic trees and plants. This island is of course also special to researchers.

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Pictures of the Week 30 – Harataonga Coastal Walk

I highly recommend the Harataonga Coastal Walk. An easy grade four hour walk from  Aotea Road to Harataonga Beach and camp site. There are plenty scenic viewpoints along the historic coastal track, inviting you to sit down and enjoy the magnificent views. P1060399 Continue reading Pictures of the Week 30 – Harataonga Coastal Walk