Memorable events in 2014

29 Dec ’14 :Todays Q: 2014

As this year draws to a close, what do you think have been the most memorable events for you of 2014?

Ailsa’s Dad died.
We did a 4WD trip from Ward to Marfell’s beach.
Ian and Myriam visited their section in Kaikoura a couple of times.
We did a trip to Farewell spit for our anniversary (20 years married).
We visited Jewelia and Will in Auckland, and did a trip to the zoo.
Saw a blood moon.
I fell off my mountain bike and broke my collar bone.
I wrote an essay on the dangers of market values and the evolutionary power of cooperation for FQXi.
We got our Te Korowai Act of parliament through, establishing a set of marine reserves along the coast – the culmination of 9 years work.
I stood for parliament again.
Jewelia moved back home.
We found a scree slope at about 6,000 ft with hundreds of penwipers, when I had only seen a handful in my life up to that point.
A full year.

[followed by]

Hi Christine

Saw a couple of these penwipers on Turks Head in November 2007 – at about 5,000ft.

Penwipers seen on Turks Head at about 5,000 ft in November 2007

Penwipers seen on Turks Head at about 5,000 ft in November 2007

Then this November we saw one on the way up the stream towards Te Ao Whekere, at about 4,500 ft.

Penwiper in Stream Nov 2014

Penwiper in Stream Nov 2014

The following day we found a scree slope with hundreds of these things – at close to 6,000ft.
Here are a couple of photos of them. These were much smaller than the one the day before.

Penwiperss on Scree at about 6,000 ft Nov 2014

Penwiperss on Scree at about 6,000 ft Nov 2014

And a cluster – only about 2 inches across.

Cluster of Penwipers on a scree Nov 2014

Cluster of Penwipers on a scree Nov 2014

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