The Breaking Wave

Where we are called by name.

Here’s another image from last Saturday at Blackhead Beach. This is right before a large, dark rain started forming and gathering towards the south. It was kinda weird as the tide was pretty low, yet  consistent, but every so what seemed like a random wave would break.

The breaking wave – Where we are called by name.
A lone wave breaks at Blackhead Beach. Buy Image

A Brooding Storm

My notes are driven.

I watch this dark bank of rain cloud make it’s way up the coast on Saturday afternoon. I was at  Blackhead Beach and noticed that a large bank of cloud was gathering and slowly progressing towards Dunedin. By the time I took this image the sky was starting to look pretty spectacular. It turned into a fizzer really. It promised excitement but instead was a bit disappointing really.

A Brooding Storm – My notes are driven.
Rain clouds crawl up the East Coast, South of Dunedin past Blackhead Beach.  Buy Image

Solace In The Wind

The essence of being me.

There’s a naked truth in the world today. Alone, by yourself, taking the time to think and delve into thought, desires and daydreams where wishes, hopes and ambition advance us towards tomorrow. Reach to the future, dreams are free, so dream big and be forever hopeful, reaching out beyond what can be seen. Take care with precious moments of calm, peacefulness and embrace one’s thoughts while sitting doing time and nothing at all.

Delve into thought, desires and daydreams.
The essence of being me.
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The Coolest Floor In Melbourne

I sent thee to the vanished garden of colour.

This is the most amazingly floor, which I found accidentally in Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria or the NGV as it’s referred too. I was actually hoping to see the massive stain glass ceiling they have there but unfortunately it was closed for a private function by Dior so I wasn’t allowed in. Instead I went up to the first floor to get a better view of this fantastic floor that they have. Isn’t it hypnotic!I found that I could stare at it for ages and see all sorts of shapes and patterns in it.

The Coolest Floor In Melbourne – Tiptoe where the flowers are in bloom.
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Dunedin At Dusk

Along the path of rock and time.

The Dunedin peninsula has some fabulous stone walls on it that date all the way back to the days of the first settlers. They break up the land like a jigsaw and while some have fallen down, there’s still a large number that are standing, which is fairly impressive considering how exposed to the elements some of the walls are. If you go exploring for them you’ll need to remember that they are on private land and farms, especially around lambing time. Fortunately, this track is open to the public throughout the whole year.

Dunedin At Dusk – Silent I hover all the evening dusk.

OBHS Secures Victory Over Kings.

Highlights – Highlanders regional semi final; Otago Boys High School 1st XV v Kings High School 1st XV

Otago Boys High School 1st XV have beaten Kings High School 1st XV to win the Highlanders regional First XV  semi final played at Littlebourne in Dunedin this afternoon. Otago Boys High School will now face defending champions Southland Boys High School 1st XV next Saturday in the Highlanders Highlanders regional First XV final in Invercargill

Otago Boys High School built a health 29 – 5 halftime led thanks to a powerful forward pack and extended it in the second half to secure a 44 – 12 win in fine but muddy conditions at Littlebourne (Otago Boys High School). 

Members of the Kings High School 1st XV watch the final conversion during the Highlanders regional semi final between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Kings High School 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin, on Saturday, August 19th 2017.
Members of the Kings High School 1st XV watch the final conversion during the Highlanders regional semi final between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Kings High School 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin, on Saturday, August 19th 2017.

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Otago Season Launch

Otago Mitre 10 Cup Season Launch.

 

1108176546-2The season launch of the 2017 Otago Mitre 10 Cup squad.

Dunedin hooker Sam Anderson-Heather has been named Captain of the 2017 Otago Mitre 10 Cup squad and will lead the team in this years’s competition.

The squad, which was named on Friday, features arrange of experience and youth and includes newcomers in the backs Jona Nareki, Vilimoni Koroi, Josh Ioane and Leroy van Dam while in the forwards  Tom Rowe and Josh Furno join the squad.

Experienced hooker Liam Coltman has been named in the squad but will miss the whole season with an ankle injury while Michael Collins will miss the first half of the competition with a stress fracture in his lower leg.

Otago squad for Mitre 10 Cup for 2017
Sam Anderson-Heather (c), Donald Brighouse, Michael Collins,
Liam Coltman, Josh Dickson, Matt Faddes,
Josh Furno, Dillon Hunt, Josh Ioane,
Adam Knight, Vilimoni Koroi, James Lentjes,
Craig Millar, Jona Nareki, Sekonaia Pole,
Josh Renton, Tom Rowe, Jono Ruru,
Hisa Sasagi, Mitchell Scott, Patrick Sio,
Aki Seiuli, Ben Smith, Fletcher Smith,
Gavin Stark, Sione Teu, Sio Tomkinson,
Blair Tweed, Leroy van Dam, Tei Walden.

 

1108176589Members of the  Otago Mitre 10 Cup squad enjoy a speech from a young fan.

 

11081764601Otago Captain Sam Anderson-Heather speaks at the season launch.

 

11081764691The Otago squad for the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup.