Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Auckland and Beyond...

A Backyard Sunset

View from our house in Mairangi Bay

Ocean "sidewalk" Mairangi Bay

Mangawhai Clifftop Walk

Mangawhai Beach

Chick and Hens as seen from Mangawhai Clifftop trail

Rangito - New Years Day walk from Mission Bay to St. Heliers

Took ferry to Rangitoto and hiked to top. Amazing tree on trail.

Lighthouse on Rangitoto hike

View from the top of Mt.Eden, Auckland

Duder Regional Park, near Pohutakawa Coast


  1. Great photos! I've never done the Rangitoto hike, but your photo of the trail has inspired me to tick it off the list this summer.

  2. Wow! Congratulations, Katie….This blog set up looks very neat…..I hope I am one of the first to make an entry. The pictures are spectacular and I probably result in two major reactions: (1) envy; and (2) increased probability of more visitors and sooner than you might imagine. Having spent only a brief time there in July 2003, Lois and I were struck by the lack of dense populations, the kindness of the people and, as you so aptly noted, their comparatively “lay back” attitude toward life…….We spent much more time on the South Island of NZ and visited its southern most city, Invercargill. We were told (either correctly or not) that if you walked out onto the longest peer in Invercargill you would be standing on the last piece of land before you get to the next landmass due South, Antarctica, a mere 5000 miles away….which reminds me, given that you are in the midst of summer in NZ does that make December 21 the longest day of the year there? What time does it get dark now? Having lived abroad at the opposite end of the globe (Sweden), in summer the sun barely got below the horizon…how about now?
    The opportunity to live in another country for an extended time, while promoting absence of the heart for those whom you love, also provides an opportunity that you will never forget and, in time, the chance to make live long friends, which, in many ways, may be even more meaningful than the many pictures and memories of the magnificent surroundings.
    Enough for now………….. a big squeeze to the T-dog!!!
    With much love and many moments of fond reflection
    Adam’s Dad, your father-in-law (boy, that sounds weird!!!!)