outdoors

New Zealand, Queenstown Area

6 Photos in this post.  Click on any to see full size.  Several are stitched panoramics.

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Milford Sound, New Zealand

Seven images in this post.

This famous landscape is normally wet with hundreds of inches of rain each year.  These were shot from a moving boat.

 


Dunedin, New Zealand

A pastoral spot on the South Island…  View the panoramic shots full size.

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Mount Cook, New Zealand

Mt Cook Village is a popular spot.  I could only book one night there.


Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

8 photos in this gallery.  The place is so beautiful I can’t add much with words.


San Francisco and Carmel

I expect to be making regular visits to the Bay Area and Northern California in the future.

 

 

 


Houston Gay Pride, 2017

Houston’s Gay Pride Festival was held for the second year downtown in front of City Hall in Houston.  This time the police made no attempt to keep participants out of the reflecting pool.   There were far more women there than men although I suspect the numbers reversed in the evening for the parade.  Temperatures were kept reasonable by rain and clouds making it only almost as hot as hell rather than hotter.  The girls were wilder this year than in the past with several sporting pasties.