Category Archives: Journeys

Mount Cook and Lake Pukaki

Driving past Lake Pukaki on New Zealand’s South Island, we were greeted with this beautiful scene over Lake Pukaki looking towards Mount Cook, (Auraki) the tallest mountain in the Southern Alps in New Zealand.

Mount Cook and Lake Pukaki panorama on the South Island of New Zealand

Stunning

You can order a print of this panorama at the following link.  The hub

Thanks to Peter Stephens Photography for processing the image for me.

Reflections of the North Island, New Zealand

Reflecting on our 2 weeks on the North Island it has been good …… very good. We’ve driven 1870km and seen some fabulous countryside.
The genteel and historic Russell in the beautiful Bay of Islands on the New Zealand North Island
Russell was probably my favourite place visited.

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The Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand.

One key objective of our trip to New Zealand and our visit to the North Island was the ‘classic’ walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. A 12 mile or thereabouts tramp that can be done in a day.

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The dilemma was the ‘what ifs’. What if the weather was bad, or something happened and we didn’t make the finish in time for a shuttlebus, etc, etc. So, I didn’t book one and decided to leave it to fate when I arrived.

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A fondness for Hong Kong.

I first visited Hong Kong in 2004 for a short 3 day stop over on the way to Vietnam. I had very fond memories of the place. More lively and less sanitised than Singapore I felt. So when it came to deciding on a stopover on my first trip to New Zealand I decided to return.

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I arrived late afternoon into the huge airport, just as the sun was setting, and took the Airport Express rail line into Hong Kong Central. A clean and efficient line and we were into the city in about 30mins.

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