27 September 2014
Flew back from my first trip to Rarotonga this morning. EARLY this morning. We left Raro at 0235 local time (1235 UTC), and arrived at 0500 local time here in NZ (1700 UTC). Have to say, travelling at those hours doesn’t strike me as entirely desirable — but we had a good load of passengers, so clearly the demand exists.
The weather in the tropics was kind (for the 34 hours we were there), although swimming wasn’t an option with the surf chopping up the water in the lagoon and creating something of a mini-rip on the steep-ish beach — making it impossible to avoid the coral. Ouch.
15 September 2014
And finally, just a couple of panoramas from Adelaide.
12 September 2014
In Adelaide on a layover for work today, and visited the Royal Adelaide Show. It was a beautiful, fine, sunny day, so I walked the 3km both ways from the hotel… and I have the blisters to prove it! (Why didn’t I bring my sneakers?!)
An eclectic collection of snapshots resulted.
More when I get home.
9 August 2014
I’ve been busy the last few evenings working on my entries for this year’s Nelson Triptych Competition. Enjoying the process very much, as I now have a brand-new MacBook Pro to play with! Brilliant piece of kit.
One more image of a kotuku that I’ve worked on and will put together with some others for one of my entries.