Hoar Frost NZ
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These short travel blogs are written about interesting places that I have visited and are illustrated more by photos then by many words. I will try to write a new blog quite regularly about some exciting times in my life concerning photography and travel. Considering that the NZ native kiwi can't fly, this Kiwi seems to get about the world and NZ quite often! I welcome feedback on these blogs via email on Contact page.
The kiwi is a flightless nocturnal bird which is native to
In recent years, a Kiwi Recovery Program has been set up by the NZ Department of Conservation (DOC) to prevent the decline in kiwi numbers. The kiwi eggs are removed from the wild, hatched and reared in captivity then the chicks are released back into the wild when big enough to defend themselves against predators. Special kiwi sanctuaries have been set up where DOC has used intensive ground based predator control to knock out possums and stoats etc.
A group of 12 couples from
In mid July 2007, it was reported on the TV news that there was an amazing hoar frost in the far south of
So, next day, I took the timely opportunity to make the 90 minute flight from
The towns on the Tigullio Gulf date back to pre-Roman times and until the 19th century, Portofino was an active fishing village, where the perfect shaped bay was a safe haven for trading ships. More recently, home to the exclusive Hotel Splendido, it has attracted the “beautiful people” of Europe for many decades, from actors Rex Harrison, Elizabeth Taylor, to Sophia Loren, plus great artists, politicians and entrepreneurs, making it famous all over the world. Now it attracts tourists plus the Italian jet set and the ultra rich who arrive on their super luxury yachts.
Photographers are always looking for that magical place on Earth that deeply moves and touches them in a way like no other.
One such place that overwhelmed me is Doubtful Sound, which is located in a World Heritage Area in the
In August of 2006, I was invited on a 2 week tour of
The group met in Beihai, which is situated on the southern coast of