Monthly Archives: January 2015

Road trip – Tolaga Bay horse races

To mark the start of a New Year, the locals of the East Cape bring  their horses to a beach near Tolaga Bay to have some fun.  These horses are usually used to round up cattle and slog through the … Continue reading

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Road trip – Tolaga Bay

Tolaga Bay, north of Gisborne is a lovely spot, known in New Zealand for it’s historic wharf which was built by local farmers needing to get their sheep and cattle to market.  The wharf is now a tourist attraction and … Continue reading

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Road trip – Gisborne area

The beaches of Gisborne are known around their world for their beauty, surf and long stretches of isolated sand. I hung out at Tatapouri and collected these, which show no sand, no sun, no surf but some of the other … Continue reading

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Road trip – Hawkes Bay hills

The hills around Havelock North dry off in summer – creating shades of bleached brown and gold mottled with dark patches of shade and trees.  An evening’s drive provided me these shots from Maraetoa Rd.  

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Road trip – Hawkes Bay, Hastings farmers market

Hawkes Bay is a great place to eat and drink.  It’s wine country.  The area is also the fruit bowl for much of New Zealand and the locals are great at turning all that bounty into tasty treats, which they … Continue reading

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Road trip – Hawkes Bay

Yay for the summer holidays. Time to pack up the caravan, polish the camera lenses and head out.  This trip was mostly a meandering between beaches – what else do you do when the sun is shining? Sadly the wind … Continue reading

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