today we hauled our kayaks into the ocean and did a short paddle from mawhitipana bay (palm beach) to onetangi. it was a beautifully sunny day, but the wind got up making whitecaps in the water as we were heading around thompson’s point. so… after spending some time exploring the remarkably clear waters around opopoto […]
+++ there’s a flower farmer on waiheke island who opens her flower shed to the public on saturday mornings. last weekend i bought a bunch of poppies and, over the course of the week, have watched them emerge from their fluffy cocoons into the light. their petals are so beautiful, like scrunched up tissue paper. […]
i have cupboards full of ceramics collected from my travels around the globe. they make great (if somewhat fragile) souvenirs, each one reminding me of a place we visited. now some of my favourite ceramics are made right here on waiheke island. here’s three locals worth following / supporting: 1 // thea ceramics esther’s work […]
+++ A couple of Sundays ago I went for a walk around the coast from Little Oneroa to Fisherman’s Rock a few bays around. It was a stunning morning, sunlight glinting on the water making the hormosira banksii (Neptune’s necklace) shine like jewels in the rock pools.