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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

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Traffic Jam

One of the joys of travelling New Zealand is the fact that you can drive for hours without seeing another person. So it was unusual for us to find ourselves stuck in a traffic jam one bright, sunny afternoon.
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Great Barrier Island

September 17, 2004

Goodbye Auckland
Goodbye Auckland

Some basic facts:
Situated 90km from Auckland, Great Barrier Island is the largest of the 50 islands in the Haurauki Gulf. It is NZ’s fourth largest landmass and has a fixed population of about 1000.
60% of the island is managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC).

 
Getting here:
Regular ferries only run in the summer (December to March) so we had to come over in the Eco Islander, one of the local ferries – which runs at odd times (We took the 7am Tuesday ferry). You can fly over – 30 minutes in a toy plane with a 12 year old pilot (maximum 10 seats – including the pilot) = 3 times the cost – but we decided against it.

Actually the pilots aren’t 12, but they come from the flight training university and have to get in 1000 hrs flight experience before they are allowed on the big planes so they practice by doing the inter island runs. So we had 4½ hrs of deep blue sea which allowed us to see many of the surrounding islands. It’s quite comfortable; they had 2 screening rooms showing Shrek and Starsky & Hutch – which passed some of the time, and there is a bar on board.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine

Zebra painting

Zebra

I came across this painting in a corridor of a hotel we were staying at in the Dominican Republic. It just captivated me.

I spent a couple of hours all together over several days trying to capture its essence – whilst others mocked me. This is my personal favourite of the numerous photos I took.
 
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