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Tui :: A New Zealand bird

When I first moved to Nelson I was awestruck by a certain bird call I kept hearing.  Every time I heard this deliciously melodic sound I would search for the source up in the trees.   111 more words

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A morning's cycling in Invercargill, New Zealand. Not despairing in the deep, deep South

After two days in Invercargill I was getting quite desperate for a bike ride. Then my first ride delivered a special day that brought back old memories and created some new ones, combining favourite Idonotdespair riding elements in to one package. 1,131 more words


Waitomo Caves - Glow Worms, Mites and Tights

We set off in the rain and mist across the scenic route from Taupo to Waitoma, the drive would take us an hour and forty five minutes on winding lush green mountain roads. 1,590 more words

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Going for a (Space) Walk

Backdropped by a colorful Earth, astronaut Robert L. Curbeam, Jr. (left) and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Christer Fuglesang, both STS-116 mission specialists, participate in the mission’s first of three planned sessions of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction resumes on the International Space Station. 16 more words