Stony Bay


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This summer at the Banks Peninsula is every day a new story, between some summer moments and nearly winter feelings we´ve got it all. This day in Stony Bay was one of the greatest and enjoyables.



Time for Silence


Words of Dhamma

Jāgo logo jagata ke,
bītī kālī rāta,
huā ujālā dharama kā,
maṅgala huā prabhāta.

—Hindi verse composed by Goenkaji


Awake, people of the world!
The dark night has passed.
The radiance of Dhamma has come,
the dawn of happiness.

Questions for Christmas 

Do we really need Christmas to be reminded of our families ?

Where are they all the rest of the time over the year ? 

Do they get more important around special occasions ?

And is it not time to remember to take care of anybody surrounding us?

Questions might not help to get us out of the bed in the morning, but at least you know what you’re getting up for, when there is just one of all this millions of questions answered. Keep on asking what it is all about. 

Whitebaiting Hokitika – Birds


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Here are some of the other birds you´ll meet on the river. Early in the morning, when it is still dark the first lot of birds starts waking up and starting their day. After a while others follow until every one has been flying out. Well the Weka comes for a noisy around and has a look, what have you got. So does it happens that your freshly brewed tea gets tipped over, because the cup just looked to attractive. Other times your food is gone until you realise even an open car door is an invitation for a Weka to have a good inspection at your car. Very lovely birds, a nearly as clever as whitebait, a delicacy for all of us.