A white-dotted blanket of shells lies on the bed of fine sand; and beneath a layer of mud. Volcanic rocks are randomly scattered near the shore and some poke out to create quick ripples on the surface. Shadows are...
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These creatures resemble something out of a Jim Henson’s Muppet Show. https://youtu.be/l5F4nAFnqdg A character not tethered to the real world. An unnaturally red solid helmet runs up from their beaks. The color red was associated with nobility and power by Māori...
Lake Taupo, in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island, is the caldera of a large rhyolitic supervolcano called the Taupo Volcano. This huge volcano has produced two of the world’s most violent eruptions in geologically recent times. Recorded...
Off the northern coast of the S. Island of New Zealand is Tokangawhā aka Split Apple Rock, a geological rock formation in Tasman Bay. This popular tourist attraction was officially given the name "Split Apple Rock" in 1988, and...
I think one of the biggest regrets living in Abel Tasman all this time, is that it took this long to discover the Riwaka Resurgence (Te Puna o Riuwaka). This serene green getaway is just down the road from...
The other day I packed up my fishing pole and gear. Knife, hooks and weights and my metal pot to fill with cockles and mussels on the walk back to Marahau and where I parked my car in the...
Scanning the sides of the coastal track in Abel Tasman and going off the beaten path, I've put myself into the mindset of a mushroom. Where would I be? I've started to think like one. It's become a game...
Walking across the sandy shore, the estuary is exposed at Sandy Bay. Bella and I took our shoes off and rolled up our pant legs as to not get our clothes wet. The water immediately sent a shock through...
A small shipwreck sits derelict along the shore. The Janie Seddon is a famous ship with a long history. Built in 1901 in Scotland, the ship was once used as a fishing vessel and it's the last ship to...
Fishing pole in hand and a bag with a tin can filled with weights, hooks, and live fish bait, I hit the trail to Tinline Bay. The last bridge crosses a creek that empties out to the bay and...
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