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New Zealand: from island to ice cream

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From a year ago today comes this view of Kāpiti Island. In case you’re wondering about the the post’s title, Kāpiti Island has given its name to a popular brand of dairy products.

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February 18, 2018 at 4:53 AM

New Zealand, Take Two

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On February 5th we drove the two-and-a-half hours from Austin to Houston and caught a non-stop Air New Zealand flight to Auckland. After landing on the morning of February 7th, we picked up a rental car that I ended up driving an exhausting 7343 km (4563 miles) before turning it back in on March 9th. Over the next however many posts you’ll see photographs from our second New Zealand visit, mixed in with views of what’s happening in springtime Texas and perhaps even a few holdovers from the great Southwest trip last fall.

The first place in New Zealand where I stopped to take pictures on February 7th was the Uretiti Beach Campsite in Waipu, where I looked eastward at the aquamarine water of Bream Bay and Taranga Island rising out of it.

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March 13, 2017 at 4:58 AM

New Zealand: Lichen-covered rocks at Pukerua Bay

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Rocks at Pukerua Bay 6485

Heading north from Wellington on the overcast morning of February 22nd, I stopped along SH 1 in the vicinity of Pukerua Bay and took pictures of the jagged coastal rocks. Contrasting in color and definition with those prominent lichen-covered rocks in the foreground is a greyed-out and grey-cloud-covered Kapiti Island in the distance. Though there’s no chalk in the scene, you can chalk up one more vertical landscape.

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April 17, 2015 at 5:35 AM

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