Category Archives: Travels

Isolation Antidotes (18): Whitepark Bay

As we continue at Level 3 Lockdown, I’m combining my project of going back through my archives with a request by my long-time photo buddy Vicki to post more from my travels to the northern UK. This is one that … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (16): The Mysterious Monk of Granite Island

A little over a year ago CD and I had the chance to spend a couple of weeks in Australia with Batty and her family. We started in Melbourne and did a most memorable road trip along the Great Australian … Continue reading

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Serenity (and sadly, sobering, self-isolating) Sunday

The implementation of cautionary measures is escalating daily here and life, as we’ve known it, is changing rapidly. They have—so far—not been as drastic as in other places in the news, but the status is no longer quo. Internationally-arriving passengers … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Canterbury Moon at Dusk

My life twenty-four years ago today found me on one of my first journeys to New Zealand. I had finished conducting the day’s business in the vicinity of Greymouth, on the northwest coast of the South Island, and I was … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Twenty Years Ago Today

Twenty years ago today I had just arrived in Japan on a work trip, eagerly carrying my first-ever digital camera, a bulky, 1.9-megapixel, Nikon Coolpix 950, with a 3x zoom lens, which I had bought between Christmas 1999 and the … Continue reading

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For the Birds–Again

I have written about Muriwai Regional Park several times before, and it holds a very special fascination for me. It contains a magnificent beach on the western shore of the North Island, in the Waitakere Ranges, a little less than … Continue reading

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Marvelous Muriwai

Batty had a college roommate, a very good friend, visiting from the US for a few weeks, and one of the places she wanted to share with her was my favorite beach in the area, near the community of Muriwai … Continue reading

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Snappy Snorkel

A little less than a week ago I had a chance to go for a swim with Squiddy in Goat Island Marine Reserve near the town of Leigh, a drive of a bit more than  an hour north of Auckland. … Continue reading

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A Trio of Travelers

Being a traveler here myself, I can well appreciate the attraction that this magical land holds for many others, and I’m planning to spend much more time in New Zealand in the future. But it has attracted many other foreign … Continue reading

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Keys to secret treasures (Part 4)

My son-in-law, whom I will call Gander, had two main purposes in his Florida adventure, in which he graciously invited me to participate.   The first was, as I have intimated, to feed his boundless passion for snorkeling.  In this he … Continue reading

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