Wednesday, 27 March 2013


Purely so these photos can be seen by non facebook folk....went to Stockholm to visit Joe (who shared the Dusky Track with Neil and me seen on an earlier NZ post) was cold:

Monday, 21 March 2011

Auckland and journey's end (nearly)

Well, back in Auckland at the end of a hugely enjoyable trip seeing the whanau and Aotearoa. We arrived back at J & C's place and proceeded to chill out and relax and play with Ben for a few days. Carolin and Hans headed off to the Coromandel for a few days and a few days later we went over to somewhere else on the Coromandel (Matarangi) to stay at the bach of some friends. This was a relaxed long weekend which involved eating and drinking well and fishing poorly. We went floundering, which involves stringing a net across the estuary just before low tide and then trying to encourage fish to swim into it (flat fish that is...flounders). Well, we were sure we would get a reasonable one a reasonable haul? probably not...oh well, it tasted pretty good.

I spent a lot of saturday evening watching the sunset, with the full moon big and clear and a wide open horizon which had me flabbergasted. Unfortunately my camera had ran out of juice, so no pics of that. Next day was back to Auckland and apart from getting drunk with Carolin, Hans and their friend Selina yesterday as a goodbye, I am hopefully going to do a big fat nothing but read for the last few days. I'm looking forward to getting back in one respect, but in others I want to stay here longer...unsurprising I guess. Oh well, next time I will make it longer....

J and Ben

at a festival in Albert Park

what's that I spy?

cake!!! gimme gimme gimme!!

stop taking photo's man and push the damn cakes closer!! jeez...

goddamn water....

finally he's eating cake

back yard fern sun #1

back yard fern sun #2

hoody youth

come to daddy

floundering at Matarangi, Coromandel

Matarangi, Coromandel

and again

he liked it up there

even if it was kinda new and confusing

enjoying the sun

discussing current affairs with dad

at Julia's Rock in Matarangi