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Eliot Drake
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Ulva Island
Ulva Island is a wee little island in Paterson Inlet at Stewart Island that's a pretty special place. It's predator-free after a huge effort by DOC, and they take substantial measures to keep it that way. Their efforts have made it an exquisite bird sanctua...
Ulva Island
Ulva Island
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Rakiura Track and Other Shenanigans
Waking up on Stewart Island with nothing planned feels like a gift from the gods. Manfred feeds us a stunning breakfast, enough to make us feel like anything is possible, and then we realize that the weather isn't meant to be complete crap. That is even MOR...
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Jensen Bay
Right; more from Stewart Island. It's really not that big of an island, but in the same breath, it's huge. There's simply no chance that we'll come close to seeing everything in a few days. Instead, we focus our efforts on becoming acquainted with our neigh...
Jensen Bay
Jensen Bay
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IVC-SZS
IVC. SZS. Good chance you've never heard of at least one of those airports, and probably both. Before this getaway, I had never been to Invercargill's airport...at least, by choice, that is. Unfortunately, I've graced it with my presence a few times, becaus...
IVC-SZS
IVC-SZS
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Mavora Lakes
In our part of NZ, we're frequently graced with winter days that are completely missionable, and dare I say, nicer than a lot of "summer" days. It was 6degC and snowing down to ~1200m a couple weeks ago, for instance. Midsummer, they said! Lest I digress, a...
Mavora Lakes
Mavora Lakes
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YVR-ZQN
By virtue of flying southwest at the end of a northern hemisphere summer day (assuming you aren't a flat earther...), and by sitting on the right side of the plane, one can end up with an extended period of sunset, dusk, and twilight. On this particular fli...
YVR-ZQN
YVR-ZQN
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Vancouver
After our therapeutic stint at Dunton for Beth and Ed's wedding, Murphy and I traipse northwest to Vancouver to meet up with Lauren and Chase for a few days of reindoctrination into civilization. Arrival I had not been to Vancouver save for driving through ...
Vancouver
Vancouver
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MTJ-YVR
I have yet to get tired of the photographic opportunities afforded on flights. Airplane light Two windows are better than one. #symmetry -
MTJ-YVR
MTJ-YVR
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Soiree at Dunton
Recently*, our dear friends Ed and Beth got married in Colorado, and circumstances made it just possible enough for us to make the trek from NZ to be there, so we closed our eyes, booked everything, and made the most of it. * means two and a half years ago,...
Soiree at Dunton
Soiree at Dunton
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NASA SPB Launch
Hey, good news! This isn't from the time machine! Even though it's about to sound like it is. About this time last year, I was sitting on an Air New Zealand flight from ZQN to AKL when the pilot crackled on and said "Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Thi...
NASA SPB Launch
NASA SPB Launch
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