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I’m back! New Zealand was BEAUTIFUL!

By Gary Bogue
Monday, March 16th, 2009 at 10:07 am in New Zealand, Vacation.

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. Photo by Gary Bogue.
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Yes I’m back, Got in on Saturday afternoon after a 12 hour flight from Auckland, New Zealand, back to good old San Francisco.

My two weeks in New Zealand with my wife Lois was wonderful. Beautiful country with weather similar to our local Northern California weather. As many of you know, our son Karl has been working in Antarctica and we met in New Zealand for two weeks vacation together.

Tunnel through a tree fern forest in New Zealand. Photo by Gary Bogue
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At the rate Karl has been traveling the world these days, it’s the only chance we get to see him for a while. He’s heading to Nepal via Bangkok so he can hike up to the Mount Everest base camp and snap a few photos. Ah, to be young again.

Wombat Lake (it’s in there somewhere!), New Zealand. Photo by Gary Bogue
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I thought I’d throw in a few photos of my own I took in New Zealand. Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed SEEING them!

New Zealand pigeon getting ready to poop on photographer (me!).
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More tomorrow. Now, back to wading through a couple thousand e-mails that came while I was gone … or, as they say … back to reality. /Gary

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No Responses to “I’m back! New Zealand was BEAUTIFUL!”

  1. G. L. Purvis Says:

    I left a message about the time you went on vacaation. It was that I counted 7 eggs in the nest. Mother Goose has done a good job. Now I’d like to see those goslings. The Web Cam is not working at the moment. I love your column in the Tribune.
    Geneva

  2. Lynne Says:

    Do you have any inside info as to when the Goose Cam will be up and running. I don’t want to miss the hatching!

  3. Pat in Antioch Says:

    Welcome home Gary! You’ve been missed…..although I always enjoy your past columns also! Bet the kitties were happy to see you…

    Pat in Antioch

  4. kathy gabe Says:

    Welcome Back.
    Our son who grew up in Concord and visited the Lindsay museum many times, now lives in New Zealand in Wellington and in Auckland.(4 yrs) He is an environmental/civil engineer and his MS from Auckland is in sustainable architecture. When he is not underwater on the reefs, he volunteers his time on Tiritiri Matangi fixing trails and counting birds. He loves to explore and does lead groups on “tramps” through the South and North islands.His camera and walking sticks are his main equipment. He works for “Landcareresearch.com. Your pictures look very familiar as we too have visited those places. The glacier’s are amazing and the color of the lakes and streams are so very blue. Tough to come back, eh? Kathy Gabe

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