Tag Archives: Owhiro Bay

Just Google it

I was just Googling myself (as you do) and found my name on stuff.co.nz – under a picture I took during the bush fire back in February when we were watching the helicopters with monsoon buckets all night and half … Continue reading

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Touching squishy things or Victoria University Coastal Ecology Lab open day

As luck would have it, we live close to the aforementioned Coastal Ecology Lab and walk past it on our way to the bus stop, so when we spotted a sign advertising Open Day we decided to go there.  We`ve … Continue reading

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The day my husband lost his pants

.. and his sunglasses… and found both! We decided to brave the cold water and go for a swim. It’s summer here (first day of autumn actually, March 2, but still summery enough) , so why is the ocean so … Continue reading

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Seasl again! Cute seals at Sinclair Head / Te Rimurapa

Now that we are staying in Owhiro Bay, we might be far away from the city centre, but we are much closer to nature.  So yesterday we decided to undertake a second trip via Red Rocks to the seal haul-out  … Continue reading

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Wildlife central

Having grown up in a pretty urban setting, the only animals I had seen growing up were in the zoo. When I moved to London, I saw foxes (which I mistook for stray dogs), squirrels (who used to climb up … Continue reading

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Not a typical Wednesday

Yesterday Mike has submitted his last assignment! He is officially done with his MA! All that remains is for him to get his actual degree and transcripts! I`m so proud of him! It’s been hard-working 2 years! To celebrate, we … Continue reading

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Life by the ocean – penguins and waves

So I`m walking home (Rebecca’s home, to be precise), from a supermarket, which is an hour away. But the walk is lovely, some of it along the beach, with stunning views, so it’s no hardship. And then I see a … Continue reading

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Leaving Kelburn and moving to Owhiro Bay

The lease on our university-owned house is up, and we are moving today – in 45 minutes, in fact. Here is where we are moving to (marked with an arrow) – my friend Rebecca from the CELTA course very generously … Continue reading

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Red Rocks Reserve and seals

There are lots of seal-watching tours around New Zealand, but we decided to organize our own. As Mike said, if we were rich, we would probably be fat as we would be able to afford expensive tours and only travel … Continue reading

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