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I did not expect a figher jet fly-by at the U2 Joshua Tree!

I did not expect a figher jet fly-by at the U2 Joshua Tree!

Beneath a desert sky in Death Valley I went in search of U2's Joshua Tree location. The tree itself is gone but I wanted to visit where it stood. I explored areas that rivers run but soon run dry.  I had climbed the higghest mountains. I had run through the fields of vast desert spaces, walking obscure canyons I'd never seen. Searching Death Valley allowed me to feel sunlight on my face, before finding success in Death Valley had been like a dust cloud that disappeared without a trace.In the quiet solitude a howl jumped out at me like a bullet the blue sky - a jet fighter shrieked from behind a hill...

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My personal photos on Stewart Island

If there was ever a place that suprised my heart so entirely, it would be Stewart Island. Take a look at my photo's to see what I mean :D  Tucked just off the bottom end of New Zealand’s South Island, across the notorious Foveaux Strait from Bluff, this tiny paradise is the final modern civilization before you hit Antarctica. New Zealand’s third island is remote and untamed, often overlooked by visitors here AND IT SHOULDN’T BE.  Rakiura, the island’s Māori name, means “glowing skies” which refers to the Southern Lights (Aurora Australis) sometimes visible from the island. Although it may be...

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Sail UNDER a Fiordland waterfall with me!

Sail UNDER a Fiordland waterfall with me!

Cruising onboard a ship in Milford Sound you expect to see huge waterfalls. But sailing UNDER the waterfall to pummel passengers beneath a wall of water was a shock! Watch this video to see it happen to ME (it starts getting wet around 1m30s).        

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Long Live Travel

Long Live Travel

COVID = no travel. All of our hotel and airline rewards have taken a beating this year while we've all experienced degrees of being grounded due to COVID-19. I personally made 3 attempts this year to take a vacation before I succeeded! Miriam and I finally got to visit Fiordland - one of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of New Zealand. Fiordland National Park is a World Heritage Site and includes Milford, Dusky and Doubtful Sounds. Milford Sound was described by Rudyard Kipling as the Eighth Wonder of the World; take a look at the photos of my visit and you will understand why....

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When a Cup of Coffee Created a CD

Peter and Graeme & Sharon Walls sat sipping coffee in a cafe one afternoon when Graeme asked a seemingly small question "would you help Mercy Ships?". Peter was reaching for his wallet when they stopped him by asking "... could you write us a song?". A song that could give profits for the Mercy Ships hospital ship that gave FREE SURGERY to the world's poorest kids and families in Africa was awesome. "Yes!" said Peter. But what's better than that? How about a CD of songs! World change is how YOU roll when you rock your Hope On My Horizon...

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