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Weekly Photo Challlenge: Split-Second Story

I have taken the split-second story challenge literally where a moment is missed in the blink of an eye.  In “Jandals too big!” above, this young toddler falls backwards as he tries to manoeuvre his little feet inside some borrowed jandals (jandals is Kiwi slang for flip-flops, slippers, thongs, slides, zori etc). The two images below are … Continue reading

Cruising – Destinations to your Doorstep

Well we finally took the plunge and organised a cruise – our maiden voyage (so to speak) on Royal Caribbeans ‘Radiance of the Seas’ cruise ship and I tell you what we were not disappointed.  We embarked on our 10 day trip in Sydney (Australia), our first two days were at sea before arriving at our … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: One

Pictured above is a lone pilot boat guiding a container ship into Port Vila harbour, Vanuatu. You can see more submissions for this weeks photo challenge at the following link http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/photo-challenge-one/ .

Travel Theme: Multicoloured

These images were taken in Hue, Vietnam and are of colourful and ornate gates in the grounds of the former Imperial City.  The city itself was built within the walls of the citadel and surrounded by a moat. See here for more submissions for this weeks Where’s My Backpack? travel theme.

Travel Theme: Big

There’s nothing quite like the grandness of the open sky and the vast landscape that lies beneath it.  The Grand Canyon sums this up for me as shown in the self titled image above taken from the Southern Rim. According to Wikipedia, the Grand Canyon is 446 km (277 miles) long, up to 29 km (18 miles) wide and attains … Continue reading

Travel Theme: Tilted

The wind swept rims of the Grand Canyon have a tendency to bend and shape the landscape around it.  The juniper tree in the image “No. 2” above is no exception. Below, a passing sand storm through Tonapah, Nevada disturbs a couple enjoying their McDonalds sundaes and causes the umbrella shades to tilt. See here for … Continue reading

A Word A Week Photography Challenge: Mountains

  View from Mirror Lake – This is Indian Rock (I believe), which faces Half Dome and which together form the valley in which Mirror Lake lies. Not a big mountain by any means but a mountain nonetheless. We reached Mirror Lake after a leisurely thirty minute bicycle ride from the Yosemite Valley Visitor Centre.  It was … Continue reading

Can you get unpretentious in Ponsonby?

Yes you can!  At El Sizzling Chorizo Argentinian BBQ,  a BBQ is a BBQ is a BBQ. On a recent trip to Auckland, New Zealand a good friend of mine (formerly from Buenos Aires but now an Auckland local) took us to Ponsonby Central for lunch. I was told there would be a lot of … Continue reading