Tag Archives: Auckland

Starting South – Whangaparaoa Peninsula

After all our adventures up the coast to the Bay of Islands, it was time to head back south. The journey up the coast was in lots of small steps where we could often see where we’d come from. Joining … Continue reading

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Storm Clouds Over the Manukau Harbour

A couple of weeks ago we got some time out from working at the motels for a walk around the other side of the Manukau Harbour – that’s the other side from Onehunga. We took the car over to Mangere … Continue reading

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Several Views From One Tree Hill

As well as being the city of sea and beaches, Auckland is also the city of volcanoes. There’s about 50 of them – dormant. They don’t work any more as volcanoes. But they do work well as viewpoints. They rise … Continue reading

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Back in Business – Mangere Bridge

So let’s jump forward a bit – a big bit. We’re currently working at motels in Onehunga in Auckland. Which is a lot different to anywhere that’s not in Auckland. There’s traffic, a lot of traffic. It sort of goes … Continue reading

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Smelling The Roses – Auckland Gardens

From Pukehina we headed to Tauranga for the National Jazz Festival over Easter. There were a couple of days of bands in the main street – with a fair bit of blues sneaking in. The highlight was a Jazz Village … Continue reading

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Fast Forward – All Over the Place

And that was about it. We’d spent five wonderful weeks touring the northern beaches of Auckland City. And never left the city. We’d taken advantage of the wonderful chain of Auckland Regional Parks on the eastern side. And explored a … Continue reading

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In Search of South Head – Kaipara Harbour

Having passed up on one day when the weather didn’t seem as bad as was predicted, we headed off the next day in search of the sun and the South Head of Kaipara Harbour. Back in the winter of 2009 … Continue reading

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Soujourn at Shelly Beach – Kaipara Harbour

We finally moved on from Wharahine and headed down the Kaipara Harbour to Helensville, at the south end. On the way we made a stop at Kaukapakapa where Dad used to own the store back in the 1940s. Parts of … Continue reading

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Catching Up With the Kaipara – Some of the Middle Bit

From Tawharanui we retraced our steps back West to Warkworth. The weather wasn’t much good but we resisted the temptation to stay put. We headed north to Wellsford and then turned west again, on SH16 briefly, then north towards Port … Continue reading

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Tawharanui Regional Park – The Other Days

We kept thinking that the weather mightn’t hold. And were wanting to make the most of it while it lasted. July had been exceptional, and August was starting the same way. The biggest walk is to the eastern extremity, Tokatu … Continue reading

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