Category Archives: Travels

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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A Waitak wander (Part 3)

Before I offer some new images, I’d like to try to rectify what seems to be a problem with my first post in this series.  Two of my faithful followers have commented that they were unable to view a larger, … Continue reading

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A Waitak wander (Part 2)

Following up with my last post (here) and continuing with my recent bush walk in the Waitakere Ranges, I’d like to bring you a few more of my impressions.  This area lies a little less than a very pleasant hour’s … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Meiji miss

On a warm day in November 1993, during a work trip to Tokyo, I took a bus to the Meiji shrine and strolled happily through the grounds for several hours.  My visit luckily coincided with a special day dedicated to … Continue reading

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