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As we drove past Orewa Beach yesterday the wind was whipping up the waves. 

A few Wind/Kite Surfers took advantage.

On our evening wander Rachel was feeding the ducks. They all decided to follow her like she was some kind of messiah leading them to a new and fertile land… okay maybe it wasn’t that epic but heres what it looked like from the ducks point of view.

We wandered down to the beach tonight on our quest for some semblance of fitness. The wind was strong but warm enough that it didn’t bother my delicate constitution.

I missed a guy jump a couple of metres in the air but it was still cool!!!

Luckily I had my trusty iPhone4 with me.

There is a stream/creek at Waiake Beach in Torbay that runs out to sea. This creek happens to not be as deep as its name suggests. I used to kayak down it with  the scout group ‘Awatuna’. Waiake always reminds me of my friend Kareen who used to live just up from the beach :)

Anyway, while on the bank taking photos of a mammoth sized Pohutukawa I noticed the flowers of the Pohutukawa were already falling, leaving a red carpet on the sand.

This shot is looking towards the bridge that has the walkway alongside the creek.

Torbays Waiake Beach with Rangitoto in the background. Its a volcano :)

Check the iconic green picnic table :)

This Pohutukawa is a big beasty… and seriously hairy for a tree. I guess it is a native hehe

Its guards the bridge under Beach road at Waiake Beach, Torbay on Aucklands North Shore. I can remember climbing it as a youngun.

The other end of the mural I posted yesterday. It features the iconic painted green bench of the North Shore beaches.

The bridge passes over the creek (thats not so deep) rather than people having to brave the traffic shooting down beach road.

A mural of a  fisherman down by the Tor at Torbays Waiake Beach. The bridge passes over the creek that heads out into the beach. Under the bridge is a wooden decking walkway that passes this mural.

I remember running under the bridge with friends in summer and hauling kayaks along it with the Sea Scouts.

I ran into an ‘older’ lady on her morning walk who pointed out a heron to me fishing in the creek.


I ate some bad pesto last night so Im off today trying not to let the alien in my belly rip its way out.

Anyway I needed some fresh air so I drove to the beach (Waiake / Torbay). While meandering all maudlin-like I noticed this rope climbing/playground thingie. I maneuvered my self under it and got the mess you see here. 


The Q4 building Spire decked out as a Xmas tree. Smales farm is all dressed up for the season with lights in the trees and the lamp posts decorated with electronic Christmas cheer stencil light thingies.


We bought a house… the widest lense I have is 18mm so heres our lounge at 18mm :) Enjoy… we have already :) … yeah…


At the Glamorgan Primary School Market there was a guy selling these swords. Apparently they are used for training in movies like LOTR and Legend of the Seeker.

Another week is over, its the weekend! … UNTIL MONDAY

A bench at the beach (Takapuna)

Taken with my iPhone4

A similar shot to yesterday but zoomed out a bit to include the rocks