NZ Partial Panos (Part 2: Abel Tasman National Park & The Waters)

About halfway through the trip we took the ferry from Wellington (the North Island) down to Picton (the South Island) and drove from there to our hotel, The Waters, in Tasman. The Waters served as home base for our explorations of the Abel Tasman National Park. The Kiwi fellow seated in this photo (below) taking in the tranquil vista joking… Continue reading

New Zealand ’17: Day 07 – Wellington to Picton to Abel Tasman National Park (Wed)

Lodging: The Waters Bed and Breakfast Date During Trip: July 5, 2017 I’m on the Inter-Islander Ferry at the moment, rocking a bit (though it’s a calm day) as we enter the straights between the two islands. I just went out on to the top deck (10) to see the sites as we exited the straights outside the Wellington Harbor.… Continue reading

New Zealand ’17: Day 05 – Rotorua to Wellington (Mon)

Lodging: Bolton Hotel, Wellington Date During Trip: July 3, 2017 Today was a long driving day from Rotorua to Wellington. It began by seeing a young guy, who I thought was our proprietor Mike, jump into the lake, with his dog, at the end of pier in front of our room. He got in and then immediately got out. Total… Continue reading