Bethells Beach sand dunes and stream

Bethells Beach Sand Dunes – Te Henga

On my last trip to Auckland to visit family –see the post on Port Albert – we visited the giant sand dunes at Bethells Beach. Lake Wainamu is a dune lake that formed during the last 6,500 years when the Wainamu Stream Valley was dammed by dunes of sand blown

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Port Albert wharf

Detour to Port Albert

Several times a year I travel from my home in Kaikohe to Auckland to visit family. On the way, I pass the road to Port Albert. For years I have intended to detour there to have a look at the settlement and take some photos but have always been too

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Northland Field Days 2007

Northland Field Days March 2007 visit to the Northland Field Days at Dargaville Racecourse Clydesdales hauling wagon Clydesdales hauling wagon Clydesdales hauling wagon Band performing country music Tractor using a Kuhn HR 5003 DR 5 meter hydraulic folding power Tractors smoothing harrowed ground ready for next harrowing demo Having fun

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Wrights Watergardens

Wrights Watergardens A stunning and picturesque watergarden located 45 minutes south of Auckland city at Patumahoe. Ponds, colourful gardens and winding pathways surround the iconic Mauku Waterfall. The garden is a great location for day visits, retreats, weddings and special occasions. Wrights Watergardens, Patumahoe. Water lilies Water lilies Water lilies

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Walls Of Kaikohe Gallery

Walls Of Kaikohe A look at some of the wall art murals around Kaikohe. Please respect the copyright of the original artists and do not take any of these images for use anywhere. Wall art mural on old Kaikohe Hotel Kaikohe Wall of Fame plaque Hone Heke, and Dame Whina

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Muriwai Gannet Colony

Muriwai Gannet Colony Muriwai beach Motutara island – gannet nesting colony Motutara island – gannet nesting colony Information sign at the Gannet colony Gannet nesting colony on the mainland Gannet nesting colony – Muriwai Muriwai gannet colony Gannet nesting colony on the mainland Looking south from the gannet colony Gannets

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Kauri Museum, Matakohe

Photos taken at the Kauri Museum, Matakohe, Open Day, September 2008. A kauri log on a cart. Kauri Museum Matakohe kauri log Kauri log that started life in 1100. Steam powered winch used to haul logs. Steam powered winch used to haul logs. Caterpillar 60 tractor, 1929 Caterpillar 60 tractor,

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Rock spire in Union Bay, Karekare

Shifting Sands of Time

This post has been prompted by a video I watched this morning from Kim Grant about how things change in the landscape.I have quite a few photos taken over the years that show changes in places but a few that I felt showed some dramatic changes are of Karekare Beach at Auckland’s west coast.

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