MoPD 16: Praying Mantis on the Recylcing Bin & Che-Fu

Grasshopper on Recycling

Close up of New Zealand Grasshopper
You want some awesome Kiwi music? Here ya go:

I used to think Che-Fu was a Hawaiian. On Oahu he gets so much play that I just expected that he was Hawaiian. He’s got the Hawaiian look.

But he is definitely Kiwi. You can hear it in his voice in this video. Pure Kiwi.

Love it. I heard he lives up the road from where I took this grasshopper photo. Anyone know anything about that?

MoPD 9: Permanent Nomad Mobile

Permanent New Zealand Nomad Mobile 1

What you can’t see in the photo above, is the vast Tasman Sea that stretches across the background horizon, which happens to be in the background of this guys home…

Since I kicked off this month of blogging with a photo every day, I’ve repeatedly seen amazing things each day. This project is not on my mind, nagging me; it’s just on deck, laying in wait. Everyday I stop and see something amazing, something I’d like to share. After work today I escaped out west to Muriwai Beach for a surf.

When I got there, I parked next to the ultimate nomad mobile.

Permanent New Zealand Nomad Mobile 2

I spoke with the guy who owned it. He is (as expected) a very relaxed and friendly guy. His eyes were bloodshot from having surfed all day. He tells me that he makes a living in making crafts. He says the truck used to be a refrigeration truck so it stays very warm at night and retains it’s cool during the day. He even has a wood burning stove.

Permanent Nomad Mobile 3

Inside there is a queen mattress and a king seat. This specific temporary home location, allows him to sit in his living room couch (a really comfortable couch) and look out over the sea.



Also, I love these guys:

MoPD 7: Myers Park the Sanctuary of Downtown Auckland

Myers Park Walking Path Auckland

Auckland has a little gem in Myers Park. It allows you to escape the noise of the city while remaining within a block of said city.

Myers Park Auckland Statue of MosesAnd the Plaque Reads:

Myers Park Auckland Moses PlaqueMyers park is at the bottom of two hills in Auckland which allows for an incredible lull in the hustle and bustle of the city.

Map of Myers Park