French Bay, New Zealand, Panorama

s you can easily see from the Google Map, the French Bay, New Zealand, (in Akaroa) was once a volcano. The south side collapsed, letting in the South Pacific Ocean which formed the French Bay. The area has little development and is beautiful. Our lodge in this tiny community was an historic building that sat very close to the bay… Continue reading

New Zealand: Day 10 – Milford Road and Milford Sound

Among the things that are very popular here in New Zealand that I truly love: Heated floors. The tiled floors in every bathroom have been heated. Oooooh! This is so nice! In Akaroa, even the carpeted floors were heated. I had never encountered that before! The shower heads in the bathrooms produce a generous amount of water, evenly spread out.… Continue reading

New Zealand: Day 5 – To Mount Cook National Park

We began our day by shooting a couple of panos of French Bay. The morning light was very nice on the rocky beach along the coast. Then, we were off to breakfast. We had a long drive ahead of us: 385 km (about 5 – 6 hours drive time depending on the number of stops for photos). The trip was… Continue reading

New Zealand: Day 4 – Traveling to Akaroa

The George We started the day with a huge, enormous breakfast. It was really good. While eating I saw a man walking his dog across the river (just outside the window) in Hagley Park; however, this was a bit odd. The guy’s jacket was the exact color of his dog. He was just ahead of his dog enough that the… Continue reading