It’s just another day…. or is it????

A walk along the Waiohine River stop bank at Matarawa……..

Dull day at the river.... Waiohine at Matarawa. Flood protection Stop bank track... Kahikatea paddock Power over the river Ready to burst Friendly piopio Cabbage tree clearing Meg the labrador.... Night upon us Spring clean light ripple creek Dried fennel flowers Pining Hahahahaaaa New growth abounds Welcome to our world.....

What a stunning world we live in and down here in New Zealand we have such an awesome landscape and people… You can see why Peter Jackson and James Cameron live very near here!! 🙂

Have a great day and keep smiling…….

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2014-03-15 Hot Air Ballooning Over Martinborough with Kiwi Balloon Company.

Saturday morning of the Wairarapa Balloon Fiesta and the balloons retuned to Martinborough for the first time in many years… while the weather wasn’t optimal for ballooning it was good enough (and much better than forecast) for 22 out of 23 balloons to lift off and enjoy views of the vineyards below. A good crowd of locals turned out to see it all unfold and were rewarded with some low flying over the town. I was fortunate to have a ride in the Hamilton ZK-UPP balloon flown by Kiwi Balloon Company’s Mark Brown. There were five other passengers along with fellow photographer Mike Heydon aboard and we had a great ride drifting south west of the town. I’ve put a commentary with each photo so am inviting you to scroll through them and take an imaginary voyage!!

2013-11-17 Toast Martinborough 22

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Here is the day at toast Martinborough 2013 – #22

2013-11-16 Barrel Racing in Martinborough

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Saturday saw the return of the world famous barrel races around the town square in Martinborough as a prelude to Toast Martinborough on Sunday. Thanks to the Marty Bus Assn and especially Conor Kershaw a real fun time was had … Continue reading

2013-11-12 Martinborough

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I’ve been in Martinborough many times since arriving back from Uganda late September and what an awesome village it is. The people are just great… Medici and The Village Cafe for a coffee and bite to eat while a visit … Continue reading