Monday, April 21, 2014

after the storm

the foreshore is littered with plant life tossed ashore by the churning waves. Discovered some very interesting shapes and textures.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

kennedy bay


Kennedy Bay retains a retro charm that harks back to the 1960s and 70s. The old kiwi baches and caravans still dominate the landscape in a very small seaside community. The nearest shops are 12 kilometres away in Coromandel town. The challenging drive to town weaves up and down through the Coromandel forest on winding part gravel and tar seal road.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

smoking the catch

Early Easter Saturday morning, the air is filled with the fragrant smell of smoked mussels in a nearby neighbours smoking hut.

Friday, April 18, 2014


A few years back, this blog was the subject of unwanted attention. I encountered some very unpleasant behavior from certain individuals who should have known better. All due to the fact that a family member didn't agree with their view - so to them that meant that stalking and harassing me in an effort to intimidate this family member was fair game. As a result, my enthusiasm to blog went completely south and I struggled to keep this blog going.

Fast forward... no need for details but things have changed dramatically... so now this place is unlocked and ready to go!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

photo blog

Creeping vines in Autumn - Howick Uxbridge
Copyright: Norma Tika 2014

I recently completed an 8 week Digital Photography evening class. I'm happy to say that I can finally competently use my camera in full manual mode. Hooray! In an effort to improve my photography skills as well as get back to blogging - I've decided to try my hand at transforming this place into a photo blog. Looking back through the last 12 months, it seems as if this place was naturally evolving into a photo blog all by itself. My aim is to try and post a photo each day that I have taken myself (retrospectively or otherwise)...

You're welcome to join me on this journey. I still have the same interests as before, albeit that now I can hopefully capture more in an image rather than just words.