Black Hole

Yes – I’ve discovered a black hole just down the way at Muriwai Beach… Yeah, I’ve got to get back there soon and get a hell of a lot closer – see what’s really going on. Hard to get a sense of perspective, but that hole is at least a couple of metres across andContinue reading “Black Hole”

Playhouse

It’s funny the things you stumble over walking in the woods sometimes. This little ramshackle hut – too small for anything really – except for a child’s playhouse. But where is the big house? Why would someone build a playhouse deep in the woods, where no child could possibly find their way back home? AContinue reading “Playhouse”

Through the grove

This is either the way to or away from the Hangarua Spring, which I posted a couple of days ago. These are the California Redwoods planted here about 100 years ago – and everything grows really fast in New Zealand, especially it seems, things from California. The path was soft under our feet as weContinue reading “Through the grove”

Ngongotaha on Lake Rotorua

This idyllic little scene was a few minutes walk from our motel in Ngongotaha (Non-ga-ta-ha – really, it’s easy once you know how!) The lake was a bit rough, which didn’t bother the swans (they are tiny, but just to the left of the yellow buoy) or the trout, which were swimming madly, much toContinue reading “Ngongotaha on Lake Rotorua”

Watercolour

This is a straight out of the camera shot of the Hangarua Spring, the headwaters of Lake Rotorua. Eerily quite in the midst of a stand of California Redwoods (I do hope the folks that planted these beauties did not cut down a stand of native Kauri to do so!), it pumps about a millionContinue reading “Watercolour”