Tag Archives: Streams

Isolation Antidotes (51): River Run Remembered

As our second lockdown here in Auckland continues (at Level 3 for at least another five days, and very probably longer), we are very grateful to be here where things are much less uncertain than in so many other places … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (47): Ominous News, Ominous Views

Our lucky streak of relative C-19 safety came to a sudden stop yesterday, as four new cases were diagnosed in one household in south Auckland, and it’s not (yet) clear where the original source of the infection was. So we’re … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (21): That Creek With the W

Twelve and a half years ago I was in Australia in September I had all weekend to drive from Coffs Harbour on the east coast of New South Wales (roughly halfway between Brisbane and Sydney) to Dubbo, 971 km (583 … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (11): Sweet Sunset Serenity

Nine years ago, almost to the day, we were making our first visit to the cabin for the year, and Squiddy was back with us from New Zealand for a couple of weeks. We only stayed up there  for two … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (10): A Glimpse of Glenbarrow

Okay, Sherman, set the Wayback Machine for the 27th of April, 2000. (I know that I have a few followers out there who will appreciate the reference, but it’s not really essential to the post.) I was in the Republic … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (8): Turtle in the Tumbling Twilight

For my eighth isolation post, let me take you back to a place that helped me to retain my sanity while upper management moved my work group from Omaha, Nebraska, to Washington, DC for nearly the last three years of … 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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Serenity Sunday: Another Autumn

The first of March is the official first day of autumn here in the southern hemisphere. In the northern hemisphere, the seasonal change falls on the equinox. Be that as it may, I have always had fond feelings for autumn … Continue reading

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Tweaking Tuesday: A Waitak wander (Part 1)

I’ve been back at home again for almost a full day, thanks to a journey from New Zealand that took nearly 28 hours.  I was finally able to get out into the real bush the day before my departure.  We … Continue reading

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Eskdale excursion

I am happy to report that the cold spell has passed and more typical winter Auckland weather is back–which means dark skies and chilly rain with blustery winds.  But there have been a couple of (at least) partial days of … Continue reading

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