Lodging: Matakauri Lodge
Date During Trip: July 10, 2017
This morning we got up early to be ready for our helicopter ride. Our waiter, Wyatt, the same young man that we had as our server for breakfast yesterday, greeted us and asked, “Are y’all ready for breakfast?” “Y’all?” I questioned.
He seemed embarrassed, and corrected himself, saying he was from… Continue reading
On day 13 of our New Zealand explorations, we took a 40 minute helicopter tour from the tiny town of Franz Josef Glacier, population 100 (out of season residents) – 300 (tourist season residents). We were in town during their off season—lots of locals who all knew each other, and a handful of young tourists, then: us. The little town… Continue reading
The entrance to the north bay is through the “Golden Gate” under the Golden Gate Bridge. The area was once owned by the military but was given to the National Park Service in the 1970’s I think. Today, it’s commonly referred to as the Headlands, over 66,000 acres of gorgeous, undeveloped wilderness. I rather enjoy roaming around out here.
Sunday,… Continue reading
The hardest part of creating this short video was deciding what to leave out!
Unlike any video project I’ve ever posted, this one actually has some video footage in it: from my iPhone (in horrible wind and weather) and 5Dmk2 (in a shaky helicopter). Even with advanced stabilization in post, the footage is, well, interesting! This video also includes some… Continue reading
The day was dedicated to the Great Barrier Reef. Even though the weather was less than ideal, we were off to the reef. The boat ride out from Port Douglas was perhaps about an hour. The ship attached to a large pontoon anchored to the sea floor next to the reef. Fortunately, it didn’t rain while we were all actually… Continue reading
I was driving home from work today, and a helicopter was flying overhead. How did I know this? I didn’t hear it as I was listening to my iPod through my awesome car stereo system. I didn’t see it above me because my sun roof was closed. (All that bright summer sunlight makes me sneeze! I know, I’m weird.)
I… Continue reading