April 2013


A lovely walk between Dunedin and Oamaru

A lovely walk between Dunedin and Oamaru

Lucia in Trotter's Gorge

Lucia in Trotter’s Gorge

Our first hike in Mackenzie Country

Our first hike in Mackenzie
Country

The same walk.

The same walk.

A typical lake scene.

A typical lake scene.

Aoraki (Mount Cook) as seen from the Te Araroa Trail on the side of Lake Pokaki

Aoraki (Mount Cook) as seen from the Te Araroa Trail on the side of Lake Pokaki

Lucia at Lake Pokaki

Lucia at Lake Pokaki

Lake Benmore, New Zealand's largest man-made lake.

Lake Benmore, New Zealand’s largest man-made lake.

Lake Benmore again. We loved this walk, which was only a few minutes drive from where we were staying in Otematata.

Lake Benmore again. We loved this walk, which was only a few minutes drive from where we were staying in Otematata.

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The edge of Lake Te Anau and the Kepler Track in Fiordland

The edge of Lake Te Anau and the Kepler Track in Fiordland

Lake Te Anau

Lake Te Anau

Lucia, Toby and Amira on the road to Milford Sound

Lucia, Toby and Amira on the road to Milford Sound

Milford Sound. It doesn't get much more beautiful than this!

Milford Sound. It doesn’t get much more beautiful than this!

Amira and Toby. The Hollyford Valley

Amira and Toby. The Hollyford Valley

The river they were standing beside.

The river they were standing beside.

Toby, Amira and John on a cruise in Queenstown

Toby, Amira and John on a cruise in Queenstown

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“In Search of Simplicity is a unique and awe-inspiring way to re-visit and even answer some of the gnawing questions we all intrinsically have about the meaning of life and our true, individual purpose on the planet. I love this book.”

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“The author’s experiments and experiences working with nature simply amaze. . . . Beyond the Search is a treasure trove for those who enjoy planting and reaping as it seems nature intended, with respect for each animal and insect as belonging on the planet and therefore deserving of honour.”

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Lucia and I have recently returned from a wonderful vacation on the South Island. More on that later.

In the meantime the following photos were taken on March 20th, the day before my birthday, at this beautiful spot close to home I had never visited before. George, who made the photos, added a comment to the photo of me about to dive into one of the pools. He was right. I wasn’t 55 when the picture was taken. I was the next day.

This Wednesday walk to Kahie Rock Pools provided a poignant picture of the beauty of the Far North. Enjoy the photos.

Ron couldn't resist this natural bridge.

Ron couldn’t resist this natural bridge.

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“In Search of Simplicity is a unique and awe-inspiring way to re-visit and even answer some of the gnawing questions we all intrinsically have about the meaning of life and our true, individual purpose on the planet. I love this book.”

Barbara Cronin, Circles of Light. For the complete review visit: http://www.circlesoflight.com/blog/in-search-of-simplicity/

“In Search of Simplicity is one of those rare literary jewels with the ability to completely and simultaneously ingratiate itself into the mind, heart and soul of the reader.”

Heather Slocumb, Apex Reviews

“The author’s experiments and experiences working with nature simply amaze. . . . Beyond the Search is a treasure trove for those who enjoy planting and reaping as it seems nature intended, with respect for each animal and insect as belonging on the planet and therefore deserving of honour.”

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