early morning light at onetangi beach, waiheke island (c) leonie wise

the me of now

+++ a survey of present interests, curiosities, recurring themes … a short list of current fascinations body jam has become my thursday lunchtime obsession micro-adventuring on my tiny island, with warm croissants and coffee at sunrise on onetangi beach dark rye sour soda bread bodies as weathervanes … basking on beanbags, all three of us […]

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11 . 15

We wake early during the week, so a 6am start this morning feels like a sleep in. It’s still raining – the sunshine forecasted seems implausible today. But we are booked on the 7:30am car ferry so I get up and make ‘train breakfasts *’ for the journey. We have raincoats and walking shoes. We […]

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Tiritiri Matangi

ANZAC day this year, Nic, Nod, Jordan and I took a ferry to Tiritiri Matangi (which means”looking to the wind” or “wind tossing about”). some of New Zealand’s most endangered birds in the wild including takahē, kōkako, saddleback/tīeke and hihi/stitchbird can all be seen and heard on this island, making it truly amazing to visit. […]

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