Category Archives: Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day #16 (SE Asia Day 6 – Koh Samui)

Travels in South East Asia August-September 2011. Lemai Beach on Koh Samui (island) in Thailand was a lovely place to wake up. We were at the quiet end of the beach and that was busy enough for us. Later in … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day #15 (SE Asia Day 5 – Koh Samui)

Day 4 of our travels last year ended with a mini-bus hurtle from Penang north to the Thailand border, a bizarre border town where we temporarily lost a passenger and found an elephant in the main street, and eventually a … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day #14 (SE Asia Day 4 – Penang Hill)

Continuing my trip down memory alley, Day 4 of our South East Asia travels last year began on Penang Island and ended hurtling north in Thailand – on a big bus with a loud video playing. We’d been in Georgetown … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day #13 (SE Asia Day 3 – Penang)

The third day of our travels last year was the first day we woke and went to bed in the same place. We got off to a flying start but hoped to spend at least a couple of nights in … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day #12 (Snowcaving on the Old Man)

Most winters the Otago Tramping and Mountaineering Club organises a snowcaving trip to the Old Man Range in Central Otago. A snowcave is a hole (cave) dug into a snow bank to sleep in. It’s an important thing to learn … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day #11 (SE Asia Day 2 Penang)

Day 2 of our travels in South East Asia last year dawned in Butterworth after an overnight train trip north from Kuala Lumpur. A short ferry ride later we were on Penang Island and navigating through the streets of Georgetown … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day #10 (Esquilant Bivy)

When is a hut not a hut? When it’s a bivy. Boom boom! Back in the old days many mountain huts were small. It was a long way up there for one thing. They probably had to carry everything up. … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day #9 (SE Asia Day 1 – Kuala Lumpur)

These warm days in Blenheim remind us a bit of our travels last year in South East Asia. Except the humidity was a whole lot higher. And the sights were a whole lot different. It’s fun to go back through … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day #8 (Super Sunset New Plymouth)

Wyn and I were talking this morning about that Dunedin sunrise and how maybe it was the best we have seen. Wyn remembers ringing me to alert me to it. And then we got to talking about what might have … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day #7 (Another Dunedin Dawn)

As I mentioned in Photo of the Day #6, Dunedin does delightful dawns. This was another of those mornings. 31st of May 2007 to be precise. It started off lovely, and developed into spectacular. And then it kept on going. … Continue reading

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