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New Zealand ’17: Day 09 – Abel Tasman National Park (Fri)

Lodging: The Waters Bed and Breakfast Date During Trip: July 7, 2017 Today was a catch up day for me. I wanted to catch up on my journaling and backup all of my photos and videos from the trip. The Canon backup process was a flop. The iPad appeared to ingest the photos, but too quickly. Then it said it… Continue reading

New Zealand ’17: Day 08 – Abel Tasman National Park (Thu)

Lodging: The Waters Bed and Breakfast Date During Trip: July 6, 2017 I began the morning by shooting some sunrise photos here at the hotel. These pictures are from just outside the door of our room facing Tasman Bay. Sunrise at The Waters Sunrise at The Waters Sunrise at The Waters Sunrise at The Waters Sunrise at The Waters Today… 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 Wellington to Picton to Tasman 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… 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

New Zealand ’17: Day 04 – Rotorua (Sun)

Lodging: Koura Lodge Date During Trip: July 2, 2017 Today we decided to go to the Waimangu volcanic valley, which is a self-hiked tour of this seismically active region. You begin up high and hike down to Lake Rotomakariri, about a 3km distance. We were unprepared for the natural drama that was about to unfold before us. Last night at… Continue reading

New Zealand ’17: Day 03 – Waiheke Island to Auckland to Rotorua (Sat)

Lodging: Koura Lodge Date During Trip: July 1, 2017 This morning we catch the ferry, return to Auckland, pick up a rental car, and drive down to Rotorua. The weather is a bit wet this morning, but the cloud cover is higher. The view of the bay outside the window where we have breakfast is lovely in the heavily overcast… Continue reading

New Zealand ’17: Day 02 – Waiheke Island (Fri)

B&B Lodging: Breakfast at The Beach Lodge Date During Trip: June 30, 2017 I feel rested this morning! I got up while Steve was off running and taking some wonderful photos of sunrise. I then went outside and shot a few photos with my Canon. The tide was out. Large mudflats. Sunlight was great. Fog rising around sail boats sitting… Continue reading

New Zealand ’17: Day 01 – Waiheke Island (Thu)

B&B Lodging: Breakfast at The Beach Lodge Date During Trip: June 28/29, 2017 Air New Zealand Thing 2 on Air New Zealand OK. I guess it’s Wednesday, but I’m not really sure1. I actually slept on the plane during the night. The seats in business class do this most bizarre transformers kind of thing. The flight attendants have to do… Continue reading

San Francisco Gay Pride: You Haven’t Lived until…

I confess, I’m not much of a parade person. I don’t hate parades; I just don’t like them. They simply don’t do anything for me. I’ve been to Atlanta Gay Pride a couple of times. Whatever. Not worth going back. But San Francisco knows how to throw a party, let me tell you. The Bay to Breakers Race is insane… Continue reading