UPDATE

I really must get back to this blog!!!  Have been spending too much time posting on my FaceBook Business page.  Don’t think it reaches nearly as many people as a blog attached to my website does.

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3 – 28 Jan 11 Art Exhibition

Local Whangaroa artists, Maria Lindsay & Caryl Watts.

Landscape and comtemporary art for sale.

 In the Whangaroa Hall, opposite the Sportfishing Club.10am – 5pm daily.
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The Rain Did Arrive :)

Fishing Boat leaving Whangaroa as the rain clears

 

Here it is three days later and we have had some wonderful life-giving rain.  Our garden is so pleased :)
Still a bit misty this morning but everything feels so fresh

 

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It’s Raining :) :) :)

Yay!!!!!!  It’s raining here in Whangaroa Harbour…….first proper rain since the end of September.  I’m sure it was the rain dance we did….  in other words, we had just brought two tankloads of water !

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Whangaroa Foreshore Clean-Up Day

Ratcliffe Bay. We picked up rubbish, sprayed weeds and trimmed vegetation here.

Today, a bunch of us got together with chainsaws, weedeaters, sprayers, brooms, loppers, rakes, rubbish bags, utes, a truck and set too and tidied up the foreshore from Ratcliffs Bay right round to the reserve on the other side of the Gamefish Club.  With so many hands at work we were all completed by lunchtime.  Had a drink at the  Gamefish Club and we dined on fish and chips from Sallys Cafe.  A congenial time was had by all :)  

Looking towards the Gamefish Club. The grass verge has been cut now!

Coming into Whangaroa and looking towards Marina and Gamefish Club

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Beautiful day – Guests enjoying the sunshine :)

Relaxing and Painting on the guest deck

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Sunset and Moonset in Whangaroa Harbour

Waimanu Lodge faces West and we experience wonderful sunsets and moonsets (if we are up early enough!)

Sunset over St Pauls, Whangaroa Harbour. Photo courtesy Alistair Kay, Waitapu Bay, Whangaroa Harbour

Moonset over Mt Taratara, Whangaroa Harbour. Photo courtesy Bob Kidd, Whangaroa

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Kairara Rocks/Dukes Nose Hike

We did this hike in March of this year, leaving from Totara North.  Beautiful scenery along the track.  About 2hrs one way.  The Dukes Nose rock climb was not easy for me – I was right out of my comfort zone – but I did it.  The view from the top out to the Whangaroa Harbour entrance was well worth it!

http://www.newzealand.com/travel/about/walking-hiking/article/dukes-nose-kairara-rocks-track?st_pos=rel4

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NZ Owl (Morepork) on our guest deck railings last night.

This morepork sat watching our guests last night as they sat outside :)
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Fiona Pears (Violinist) & Band – Whangaroa Concert

Fiona played at the Whangaroa Sportfishing Club last night

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