Monthly Archives: February 2013

Lord of the Forest

One of the excursions that four of us made from our week-long home base in Matapouri (see my previous post) was to visit New Zealand’s largest known living kauri tree (Agathis australis), and certainly its most famous one.  The Maori … Continue reading

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Places remembered: Matapouri

In New Zealand, a holiday getaway place is commonly called a bach (pronounced batch).  What usually comes to mind when one talks about a bach is a fairly straightforward affair, maybe just a couple of rooms, quite low-maintenance, and rather … Continue reading

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Here be hobbits

Just two weeks ago I was able to fulfill a dream that I’ve had for twelve years, since the first time I saw  the first of Peter Jackson’s epic films based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s master-pieces, The Hobbit and The Lord … Continue reading

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A wedding in wonderland

I’m back after a month in New Zealand with family and nearly a week at home trying to catch my breath and process my new trove of photos.  This will, I hope, help to explain my recent website silence.  I … Continue reading

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