Tag Archive for Lake Hawea

Braided river bird survey – Hunter Valley, Otago NZ

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Over the last several years I’ve been fortunate as a volunteer to take part in several braided river bird surveys in Wanaka / Mt Aspiring National Park area, with the Dept of Conservation. Notably the Makarora and Matukituki rivers, but this week saw my first one in the Hunter river valley that feeds Lake Hawea.…

Back to various aspects of photography

For many months now I’ve often tended to post in a linear style on my wanderings and follies, whereas a few years ago I made the emphasis landscape photography. So back to the roots, be they a bit broader now, but who knows… I’m attending the annual Wanaka Autumn Art School next week, and my…

Letter to Margie RIP

Dear Margie I’m not sure how you did it, but I sensed a great peacefulness the times we had coffee together recently. Not that we’d ever known turmoil before making sure we connected before you had to go. I’d hoped initially it might have been indicative that you were winning your 2nd fight to beat…

Old Haunts

I seem to have been all over locally in the last week. With springtime ski touring on x/c skis a “happening” thing [a firm snow base with soft on top really suits the narrow skis], but then there are the delights warmer temperatures bring, such as a bush walk at nearby Kidds Bush in Lake…