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Out and about in the Chatham Islands #2

Dear Friends, In this second journal entry on the Chatham Islands, there will be a bit more touring around the island to some interesting historic places as well as great sites to challenge the photographers to produce their best pix. At the end of the last blog, I promised shipwrecks and seals, flowers and [...]

Out and about in the Chatham Islands #1

Dear friends, Last week I had the opportunity to visit the Chatham Islands and spent three very full and fascinating days with a 'Women in Photography' group - six of us under our expert leader Lesley Whyte. Not only was she the photographic guru, never tiring of reminding us of shutter speed, aperture [...]

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 [...]

NZ Road Trip #10

Dear Friends, Another glorious day as we drove from Nelson along the winding Queen Charlotte Drive to Picton from where we took the Interislander Ferry to Wellington.  The ferry cruises through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, then across Cook Strait and into Wellington Harbour. A panorama of Queen Charlotte Drive looking out to the Sounds. Blue [...]

NZ Road Trip #8

Dear friends, Following quickly on from the last post, this one is mainly scenery of the west coast from Franz Josef up to Westport, from where we headed eastwards towards the city of Nelson.  The latter part of the day over the hills and through the Buller Gorge we hit some rain, so no photos [...]

2017-02-28T05:50:23+00:00February 28th, 2017|Culture, photography, Travel, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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