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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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Photo of the Day #4a (Green Hut Revisited)

There was some doubt about my first picture of Green Hut in Photo of the Day #4 (Green Hut). Sister Wendy thought the chimney was on the other end. In denial, I suggested maybe the chimney got repositioned in the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day #6 (Dunedin Dawn)

Blenheim blue skys are lovely, don’t get me wrong. But there’s something about Dunedin clouds. Especially at dawn and dusk. Fabulous sunrises and sunsets. And none better than those looking down the harbour. Dunedin’s West Harbour suburbs used to be … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day #5 (Forgotten River Col)

The Christmas after the Barrier Range stopped us getting to the Olivines (1973?), a more determined push via the Rockburn and Olivine rivers saw us at Forgotten River. Which is a river you don’t forget. [Once when the ODHB had … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day #4 (Green Hut)

Once upon a time this was the most important hut in my universe. It was called Green Hut because it was green. This avoided confusion with Red Hut or Yellow Hut. Imaginative lot weren’t we? Green Hut is in the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day #3 (Margaret Burn)

This is a photo from a tramping trip many years ago, almost 40 years ago to be imprecise.  We were attempting to reach the Olivine Ice Plateau from the Dart Valley, via the Margaret Burn. The Margaret Burn drains the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day #2 (Chaweng Beach)

Yesterday’s photo was one of Chaweng Beach in Thailand in 1977. Today’s are three taken on Chaweng Beach last year. Wyn and I returned to Koh Samui on our travels in South East Asia in August 2011. We were lucky … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day #1 (Chaweng Beach 1977)

Maybe I’ll try a Photo of the Day series. This should last me for the next couple of centuries 🙂 Anyway, today’s photo is an oldie, from 1976 – or was it 1977? It’s the only one I’ve got (I … Continue reading

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