Monday, January 18, 2016

OUR WORLD - Along the New Zealand coast

Heading further down the coast,
green grass and these twin oyster bays

a quaint house in Warrington

and a couple of shots of the splendid railway
station in Dunedin

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Monday, January 11, 2016

OUR WORLD & Good Fences - More wonderful New Zealand

Driving on, we found this wonderful place 
recently returned to the Maori people
who have put immense pride and toil
into, not only this magnificent hand carved 
entrance arch

but also into the kilometres of walking trails
over hills and dales and along the sea side

as you walk the trails, the sacredness of this
place oozed up throughout he soles of your feet

blood red flowers to remind one of the blood
shed here over the centuries

even the service area has a long log for the volunteers
to celebrate around the bonfire 

occasional shaved lawns giving a broad view
and a lovely place to picnic and listen to the 
native birds singing in the large shade giving trees

last, but certainly not least, this massive tract of land 
is surrounded by a seven foot high paling fence
forcing one to enter by the gate, that has a 
magical protective force. 

Walking through the entrance arch, there is a feeling of awe 
as you enter this sacred place.

I saw a number of cars turn back and go away
obviously not able to appreciate this place.

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into the way we travel.
We tend to avoid the large crowds and car parks 
of the usual tourist attractions
and follow up the gentle places of this world.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

SkyWatch - Clouds over New Zealand

Still from the Land of the Long White Cloud

beautiful clouds and beaches everywhere.

Wishing I could of back again right away . . .
hope is a great thing

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

OUR WORLD - Hitting New Zealand's West Coast

After feasting our senses on these and more beauties

we head south and west to the South Pacific Ocean

a great spot to stretch our legs and enjoy the colours
of the open ocean

a magnificent beach and so very crowded

not just one or two pieces of driftwood to use as foreground!

Having filled our lungs with the sweet, pure air,
time to move onward.

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