The Gap – Piha

With one of our best friends, Daniel Talbot – pilot and photographer, visiting from Palmerston North for the weekend, we ventured out to.. Piha yet again. On show was the finals to another surf competition, with a few professional surf photographers on display with the fine long lens. As it was low tide, we travelled through to The Gap, witnessing mother natures’ true force.

Piha Surf Lifesavers

The inflatables at Piha

Notorious beach, with strong surf - Swim between the flags!

Piha Surf Photographers

Lens Envy

Piha Rock Pools

Rock Pools at Piha

Panoramic Piha

Piha Panoramic

Piha Headland

Cave at Piha

Piha Boy

"The waves are not that big, Daddy"

The Gap, Piha

The Gap

Auckland Zoo Safari Nights

Warren was fortunate enough to get a free pass along to the Auckland Zoo Safari Night with Sovereign. Offering a behind the scenes tour of the zoo, including the meat freezer, showing many disturbing dead animals ready for eating. We also managed to see the animals come out for their nocturnal activity (or sometimes lack of it). The highlight of the evening was the Hippo feeding time – When some friends were able to throw them cabbages, as their jaws hinged back almost 180 degrees! We also managed to go behind the Lion enclosure, and see them just mere inches away through their wire fence.

Auckland Zoo Giraffe


Hippo Auckland Zoo

Hippo in Water, Auckland Zoo

For a while, I was literally the only person nearby, as Oz the beautiful Sumatran tiger responded to every noise, with a big mreow

Locusts in one of the behind the scenes rooms

Auckland Zoo Bat

Bat illuminated only by a torch light with red cellophane

Off shoe torch? 😛

Hippo Feeding Time

Hippo being fed cabbage at Auckland Zoo

Hippo opening mouth - feeding time at Auckland Zoo

Open Wide!

Get involved with the zoo yourself, adopt an animal, or simply take a tour. A big thanks to the three Dave’s who kindly cooked us dinner, and provided some fun and entertainment throughout the evening.

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