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Showing posts from January, 2011

Against the odds for foto finish

These photos were taken on White Island earlier this year. White Island is New Zealand's only active marine volcano and is off the coast of Whakatane. It is a very desolate environment and has been likened to a moonscape. For more information on this fabulous place visit As you can imagine nothing much would grow in this environment so I was surprised to see this lone plant.

I led a trip for a group that I belong to "Women In Action Taranaki". There were ten others beside myself and originally we intended crossing to the island by boat. Unforunately the weather wasn't great and I had a very dissapointed group of women when the boat trip was called off the evening before. The next morning we were preparing to do a tramp which I had organised as an alternative programme when one of my fellow travellers came to me with the idea of taking a helicopter trip out to the island. As this was considerably more expensive and e…

Scenic For Cat Patches

This weeks subject on Foto Finish is Scenic. I wanted to post something local and was going to avoid water and reflections as others have used that this time but couldn't go past this image taken at Lake Mangamahoe which is just on the outskirts of New Plymouth. It is about a 10 - 15 minute drive from where we live.

New Beginnings

Daffodils are a sure sign that summer is on is way. This image is for Foto Finish on Cat Patches blog site.