Kekerengu reminds us of Italy

April 4, 2013 in New Zealand, Oceania, Travelogue

The rain has let up and the sun is beginning to set behind the mountains above us, turning the clouds over the steel grey sea every shade of pink and […]

Nowhere New Zealand

March 26, 2013 in New Zealand, Oceania, Travelogue

I was speaking with a friend in Florida this afternoon and she asked what she so often asks: “So where are you today?” I thought about it, I asked The […]

Gannet Beach Adventures: Birds, Rocks & a Kidnapping!

February 23, 2013 in New Zealand, Oceania, Travelogue

I wondered, as we rumbled along the sand and pebble coast of Cape Kidnappers, if it was a day very much like this when Captain Cook first saw the coast […]

Home Sweet Camper: Welcome to New Zealand!

February 20, 2013 in New Zealand, Oceania, Travelogue

We’ve been talking about this journey for years. Ever since my parents bought a little camper van and knocked around the islands for six weeks or so a decade ago […]

More walking, a snake and a big, “WOW!” in Western Australia

February 15, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

Okay, I admit it: I’m freezing. Here we are on the south coast of Western Australia at the tail end of summer and I’m freezing. Not all the time. There […]

Hamelin Bay: Sting Ray Encounter

February 13, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

Hamelin Bay is one of the perfect places in the world. White sand beaches stretch as far as the eye can see in either direction. The water is a blue […]

Sometimes I Just Have To Walk

February 13, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

Sometimes, I just have to walk. I get this slightly claustrophobic feeling in my own head. Noises from the outside seem louder than they should. My physical space seems impinged […]

Kangaroos, Kookaburras & Kevin: Western Australia Road Trip Day Two

February 12, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

We knew we’d love Australia, but we couldn’t have predicted how much! We’re kind of critter collectors: amateur biologists of sorts. We’ve long kept nature notebooks as part of our […]

Western Australia Route 1: Road Trip!

February 11, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

The number one out of Perth headed south looks a lot like the wilds of Arizona, and occasionally like the north loop around Chicago, with the highway divided around the […]

Australia: First Impressions

February 8, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

Having left Asia in an all fire hurry, tired of the press of overpopulation, ready to eat something that doesn’t include noodles or rice, and having spent 10 months, essentially, […]

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