I have been asked many times about where I have travelled to in pursuit of my photographic prowess. I had not given this much thought, until I recently came upon Kate McCulley’s website.
One of my collaborators in the UK suggested I join ITWPA. Say what? . . . That was my response. Well, ITWPA stands for International Travel Writers and Photographers Alliance. This is a forum where like members gain credibility, credentials and confidence in travel writing and photography.
On our second to last port of call. My excursion for today was a walk to the top of a volcano on Rangitoto Island . . . about 800 steps!
Having survived a day at sea, partying into the wee hours of this morning, we arrived in Auckland around 08:00. The indigenous Maori first called their home “Tmaki Makaurau, a maiden with a hundred lovers! Nestled between two harbours, this fertile volcanic land must have been iresistable to the early European settlers. With its cool, … Read more
On November 12th, we sailed into Akaroa, uniquely the only French colonial settlement in New Zealand. Set on a stunning waterfront and surrounded by craggy volcanic landforms, it is a relaxed and pleasant town, 82 kilometres from Christchurch City. In the afternoon, I took an excursion into the countryside to visit a sheep farm located … Read more
On Day 5 of our cruise, which was November 11th, we sailed into Dunedin, New Zealand. Sealing and whaling may have brought the first Europeans to the Otago Peninsula, but it was religion that brought about the town. In 1848, a group of Presbyterian Scots founded the settlement and named it Dunedin . . . … Read more
What’s the difference between a Sound and a Fjord? We didn’t know either, but we found out today while we cruised through these 3 sounds. A Sound is created by a river and a Fjord is created by a glacier. When these 3 sounds were discovered, they were mistakenly named a Sound because it was … Read more
Sylvia and I have a bucket list of worldwide destinations to visit. We have been to most, but Australia and New Zealand are still there. We finally made arrangements to take a cruise to visit “downunder”. We flew for 5-1/2 hours from Ottawa to Vancouver, laid over for 3 hours, then flew directly to Sydney … Read more
I’m in New York City this weekend attending the FujiLove Live event at Bathhouse Studios. I am staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Midtown. Can’t forget to walk across the street to the wine store and purchase a bottle of Pinot Noir for my hotel room.