white log

A log that had been washed up on the beach at the mouth of the Whakatane River at Whakatane in  the  Bay of Plenty in the North Island of New Zealand. The picture  was made in the early morning light:  

Cyclone Hola had  gone through the upper part of the North Island bringing gales  and rain in March 2018.  The Whakatane River  was still swollen when we were there,   and  it  had dumped a lot of trees, branches and debris on the shore by the mouth of the river.  

walking Wellington

This is one of the pictures I made of the Clifton Car Park when I was in  Wellington, New Zealand  late last year after Suzanne and I had  walked the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.  We  spend the day after we returned to Wellington, and before we flew back to Adelaide,  checking out  some of my old haunts (Island Bay) when I  had lived (Evans Bay)  and worked in the city as an economist.   

I  enjoy walking Wellington. On this occasion I was walking in the  early in the morning before breakfast.  I'd seen the Clifton Car Park late the previous  afternoon and  I'd walked around it. I found it  a fascinating place to explore with a camera.