It’s been a while since I posted anything and I’ve heard rumblings from a few of my loyal subscribers asking when I’d write again. Believe me, the demand is flattering. Rest assured, the lack of new stories is not a result of me sitting on my hands. I’ve been hard at work trying to revamp this site into something a bit more upscale and slick. Hopefully, you’ll see that new version in the next couple of months under a new name, so stay tuned. I’ve got plans, people.
For today’s post, we’re breaking the mold a bit and going with a photo gallery and departing Australia for beautiful New Zealand, which is unlike anyplace I’ve ever seen. <!–more–>The photo gallery above consists of some shots I took during an afternoon I spent hiking on the South Island earlier this year. I went with a photo gallery for two reasons. First, my mother asked me to show her some photos of my travels (and it was her birthday last week so Happy Birthday to mom). Second, I’ve just locked in another trip back to Land of the Long White Cloud for later this year and I can’t wait. This time, I’m going a little further afield to see as much of North and South islands as I can. There’s a third reason, actually: New Zealand is really hard to describe without pictures.
The photos were all taken on a day hike of the Routeburn Track, about 45 minutes down the road from Queenstown, outside a little town called Glenorchy. New Zealand’s trail system is unbelievably well maintained, almost too well. Some of the walking tracks, as they call them, might as well be sidewalks. I finished this walk at around 9 p.m.. If I were golfing, it would have been bright enough at that time to follow my ball as it disappeared into the woods.
If you’re a Lord of the Rings fan, some of the places may look familiar because they filmed many of the scenes in this area. I’ve never seen the films and did not come across any hobbits.
Enjoy the photos. We’ll chat soon.
(And Mom, I threw in one of me so you haven’t forgotten what I look like.)
She’s always saying I never take photos with people in them. But with views like this, who needs people?