My Grandmother found a book of my Grandfathers ‘The House Above the Sea’ by Ronald Lockley. Lockley was a keen environmentalist and lived just down the road from me in Glendowie. I haven’t found a book worth my full attention in years and I devoured it in a few days. His observations of my local flora & fauna are both insightful and moving. I have never read a book before where I actually know the characters, not just the birds and bugs, but the places, organisations and even the odd person! Somehow the book was even more special wondering what my Grandfather (who was quite the adventurer) thought of his rambling observations. My next walk through Tahuna Torea will be with wiser eyes.