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Valentine’s Day 2015: Death March of the Penguins

Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | Views [410]

In what I hope doesn’t become a habit, I feel compelled to write a second consecutive travel blog entry discussing insects. However, unlike the much adored glow worms (or more accurately glow maggots) discussed in my post of a few days ago, today ... Read more >

Tags: beach, dunes, otago, penguins, sand fly, yellow eye

Glow Maggots

Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | Views [443]

Fun Fact: The Kiwifruit was originally known as the Chinese Gooseberry. It originated in northern China, not New Zealand. In fact, New Zealand isn’t even the world’s top producer of Kiwifruit. That title goes to Italy. The name Kiwifruit ... Read more >

Tags: cave, dunedin, fjordland, glow worms, kepler, lord of the rings, milford, otago, te anua

Middle Age in Middle Earth.

Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | Views [599]

I consider myself a youngish 44. I’m not saying I look any younger than I am. Possibly the opposite. But in spirit….I feel younger, or at least act younger than many people my age. I like hanging out with younger people. I’ll get ... Read more >

Tags: aspiring, canyoning, glacier, helicopter, milford sound, new zealand

The Death of Betty White

Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | Views [536]

I’ve always thought that American auto makers benefit greatly from American rental car companies. I’ve never known anyone who actually owns a Chevrolet Sonic or Buick Verano (I don’t think such models even merit TV commercials). Yet ... Read more >

Tags: abel tasman, dolphins, kahurangi, nelson, new zealand, rental care

Stumbling Across the Banks Peninsula

Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | Views [526]

There is a great scene at the end of the movie Charlie Wilson’s War in which a grizzled CIA agent played Phillip Seymour Hoffman (who was certainly one of the greatest actors of my generation and died way too soon) tells a story about unintended ... Read more >

Tags: ankle, banks, farm, new zealand, penguin, tour



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