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Bromont, Quebec, Canada #1

Dear friends, One of the highlights of my North American trip was to be able to attend the wedding celebrations of a dear colleague and friend Andrée to her charming partner Denis.  Together with a few other Red Cross colleagues we spent several days with Andrée and Denis at their home in Bromont, Quebec, and then joined [...]

Montreal, Quebec, Canada #1

Dear Friends, A brief visit to the wonderful city of Montreal gave me a chance to shoot a few photos of buildings and graffiti around town and to enjoy a little of the Summer Music Festival. The city is celebrating its 375th anniversary.  The mighty St Lawrence River close to Montreal. Approaching the city of [...]

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada #2

Dear friends, On Canada Day, this year celebrating 150 years, we began of course with a truly Canadian breakfast - pancakes, bacon, maple syrup and strawberries - YUM! We were joined by another old primary school friend, Judi and her husband Tim.  I had found an old school photo from 60 years ago, and Pauline, [...]

NZ Road Trip #15

Dear friends, North, south, east, west ....  this last post about our great New Zealand Road trip, is to share some highlights, make some observations and thank all my friends and family who made it such a fun, fascinating and fabulous trip.  We travelled through both the South and North Islands and covered some 10,000 [...]

NZ Road Trip #14

Dear friends, The penultimate blog of the Road Trip is about a wonderful day on Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf, just 40 minutes by ferry from Auckland city. We were excellently guided around the island by a new friend Kavin and in the company of our Auckland host Brian, and wow, what a great [...]

2017-03-11T03:56:28+00:00March 11th, 2017|Art, Creative, Cuisines, Culture, Entertainment, photogrpahy, Tidbits, Travel, Uncategorized|Comments Off on NZ Road Trip #14

NZ Road Trip #11

Dear friends, It has been almost perfect weather during our trip, and even the few rain days we've had have all coincided with 'driving days' so we've been lucky. Leaving the capital city, Wellington, we travelled north and after winding through the Rimutakas, stopped for a delicious big breakfast at Greytown on the recommendation of [...]