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Here Be Goblins (3)

Here’s another offering from our hike on Mt. Taranaki earlier this week. We were surrounded by three of my favorite forms of vegetation—mosses, ferns, and lichens. Today I bring you a sample of the latter. I would have loved to … Continue reading

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Here Be Goblins (2)

Back in the Goblin Forest on the eastern slope of Mt. Taranaki, there were not only a great selection of mosses and lichens, but also a fine array of ferns as well. Both the overcast sky and the intermittent rain … Continue reading

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Here Be Goblins (1)

I’ve been off the website for a week: We made an adventuresome excursion to New Plymouth, on the northern edge of the peninsula formed long ago by the eruption of the volcano known as Mt. Taranaki. We spent three days … Continue reading

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A Penchant for Pareidolia (6)

As we face a New Year with unforeseen, formidable, and frankly-bizarre challenges, I find myself looking for hope—and distraction—in the world around me. With this thought foremost in mind, we are delighted to be able to go for a casual … Continue reading

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Nebulous Noteables: Lenticular and Lovely

I have just recently returned from a week’s excursion to the Taupo district for a week of companionship and fun with some fellow members of the North Shore Fly Fishers. I am a devoted advocate of the philosophy that the … Continue reading

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Family Flashbacks (16): The CRT: The Home Stretch

Well, we’ve come a long way on my flashback report from our California road trip (CRT) six years ago. This date found us on our next-to-last day as we drove on the Interstate-80 highway from Elko, Nevada to Cheyenne, Wyoming. … Continue reading

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Family Flashbacks (15): And So…SFO

That Saturday the 22nd provided an all-day exploration of San Francisco. We had spent the night in the very quaint and funky San Remo Hotel and we walked one street over to Taylor Street for breakfast in Pam’s Café, then … Continue reading

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Family Flashbacks (14): A Bird, A Breach, & A Beach

Continuing my flashback California road trip report, on this date we gladly put the Artichoke Inn in our rear-view mirror, breakfasted again in the Moss Landing Café (no artichokes), and drove to a nearby departure point for Sanctuary Whale Watch … Continue reading

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Family Flashbacks (13): Yes, Sur!

Squiddy had one more day of work at the lab, so we were up early again. This time we went to the Moss Landing Café for breakfast, a funky spot that we immediately liked, full of locals. I had a … Continue reading

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Family Flashbacks (12): Feathers, Fur, and Fins

Continuing the saga of our Califionia road trip exactly six years ago, Squiddy had to be on the job at 8, so we were up in time to have a nice breakfast with her. We went, of course, to the … Continue reading

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