Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Hawkes Bay Waterfalls: Maraetotara

Brendan Moyle Sep 19, 2015

I think I am getting more efficient with my waterfall photography.  The car boot almost always has a tripod, some rope, and some hiking gaiters ready.  Then it’s just a matter of bringing a camera and some appropriate lenses.  In August, I was over in Napier.  With my afternoons free, it was a chance to do some exploring. One of … Read More

Sunday Seascape 11

Brendan Moyle Sep 13, 2015

This scene is from Browns Bay.  I like to find areas where there is something interesting in the foreground, and in this case, the rocks and pools drew me to this position.  Rangitoto is always a good element to have on the horizon.  Despite the grey skies, there was enough going on in the sky to make the shot worth … Read More

Sunday Seascape 10

Brendan Moyle Sep 05, 2015

This scene is from Ahuriri in Napier.  I was over in the Hawkes Bay last week, and had packed some camera gear.  Originally I was supposed to be in China.   The mission to investigate the illegal market in bear-bile however, is suffering a few delays.  On the plus-side, the environment is much nicer in the Hawkes Bay than China. Read More

Friding in Auckland

Brendan Moyle Aug 25, 2015

Cycling isn’t the most popular travel method in Auckland.  If I mention I cycle to or from work, or for recreation, there tends to be a moment of silence, followed by some comment about risking life and limb.  It isn’t quite that dangerous.  I do wish motorists were a little more aware of me still. Cycling though has a number … Read More


Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

Brendan Moyle Aug 06, 2015

I’m cycling again. Let me clarify. I never stopped. But I did slow down a lot over winter. Things have changed. I’ve gone from using a mountain-bike, to using a road-bike. Somethings are immediately obvious. A mountain bike is a gentle creature, its wide tires, shock absorbers and good seat, provide a more comfortable ride. Its gears go down really … Read More


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