Tag Archives: Travels

Troubadour

I think back, now and then, just how lucky I’ve been With the lands I’ve been privileged to know, All the curious faces and magical places I’ve seen, How in many a new land I’ve taken a new hand In … Continue reading

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SpringScapes (6)

One of the highlights of our family trip to the South Island earlier this month was a visit to the windswept Taiaroa Head Nature Reserve at the end of the Otago Peninsula, overlooking the mouth of the Otago Harbour, in … Continue reading

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SpringScapes (5)

The C-19 situation is improving enough that Auckland has dropped to Level Two and the rest of the country to Level One. Masks are still strongly advised and many folks are willingly complying with that request when out and about, … Continue reading

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SpringScapes (4-A) / A Liking for Lichens

My blog-buddy Steve S expressed an interest in the lichens visible in my last post, and I promised him I’d post a sequel. I’m a devoted lichen fan, and I love to find them growing on anything they can, especially … Continue reading

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SpringScapes (4)

During our drive from Dunedin to Wanaka two weeks ago, as we were approaching  Alexandra, we made a detour up a dirt-and-gravel road to a site that The Pebbler had visited with his dad as a child and wanted to … Continue reading

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SpringScapes (3)

To continue this new category, allowing for a brief arachnid aside yesterday, here are two more views from my adventure up into the coolth of the high country above Cardrona last week, this time looking the other way and upward … Continue reading

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SpringScapes (2)

Here is my second offering from my adventure in the central Otago high country, five days ago. As I drove slowly back down from the snowline, I had time to savor the perspectives that each turn provided. This is the … Continue reading

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SpringScapes (1)

I’m back at home again after a family trip of almost a week. We flew to Dunedin and drove inland a bit more than 270 km to Wanaka (accent on the first syllable). Squiddy and Batty and their families had … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (50): The Ghost Ship of Grand Marais

In this time of isolation, let me take you back once again, to this date exactly seven years ago. We were spending the summer at our cabin in northern Minnesota as usual, but we made an excursion to another favorite … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (44): High Fliers and High Hopes

Eleven years ago on this date I was in Chile on a work assignment and, with a colleague, stopped at a restaurant in the city of Concón in Valparaíso Province. When we had ordered our meals, I wandered to a … Continue reading

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