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November 2014
Posted on November 30th, 2014 by paularath

The photo above was taken early in the morning as Jerry and I walked around Lake Manapouri. A little duck family was just heading out on the lake. This was our favorite moment in Te Anau, a tiny lake front town where we visited the Glowworm Caves with a guide from Real Journeys. I hope
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Posted on November 29th, 2014 by paularath

I love fjords. Or fiords, as it’s spelled in New Zealand. Ever since my summer in Norway in 1967, staying in my friend Erik Holtedahl’s holiday home on a fjord, I have been drawn to fjords. So it’s been a dream of mine to visit a fjord in New Zealand. We chose Doubtful Sound because
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Posted on November 22nd, 2014 by paularath

Ah spring! Unpredictable and sometimes frustrating, but fraught with creativity. Sadly, our flight on a fixed-wing plane over Milford Sound was cancelled today due to rain. However we are staying in a lovely B & B with lots of space and we decided to turn it into a painting studio. Mind you, we have stayed
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Posted on November 22nd, 2014 by paularath

  We are now in Queenstown, New Zealand, often called the Adventure Capital of the World. Extreme athletes of every stripe come here to test their skills and their will. Everything from bungy jumping to jet boating, kayaking, white water rafting, biking – you name it and they’ve got it. Unfortunately, they also have¬†extreme weather.
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Posted on November 20th, 2014 by paularath

The weather cleared enough to enable us to go out onto Lake Wanaka and on to the tiny island of Mou Waho, which has a little lake¬†inside it – so it’s essentially a lake on an island in a lake on an island. It happened because, 10,000 – 15,000 years ago, a glacier moved along
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