New Zealand – March 31 & Final Recap

Here’s a recap my month long NZ adventure and seven months of blogging that followed! All blog posts can be found here. View the galleries  of available prints here: 

Auckland & Waitakeres Gallery

North Island Gallery

South Island Gallery 

 Photos can be purchased simply by Emailing Me. Sizing and pricing information is at the top of each gallery. I couldn’t have made this trip without the incredible generosity of my kiwi aunt and uncle and the many others who made donations! If you made a donation, you’ll be hearing from me in the near future about your rewards. 

Continued from March 30th

Sunrise was glorious over lake Pukaki, if not perfectly in line with the peak of Mt. Cook.   

The early light over the grassy hills was almost more dramatic.

I stopped at the shore of Lake Pukaki one more time for some last reflection photos.

I then drove east to the coast, made lunch at a beach with very round stones before driving another 2 hours north to Christchurch.

I had only a few hours in Christchurch before my flight to Auckland, but friend of a friend and Christchurch native Justin very generously showed me around his city streets & parks. “Fillers”  have popped up in the cleared areas where buildings once stood in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquakes, like a cafe made entirely out of wooden pallets. 

I had an uneventful short flight to Auckland, and was welcomed by Maryann, Rod and a wonderful home dinner. The final adventure of my trip, on April 1st, was a solo day trip to Rangitoto, a volcanic island in the Auckland harbor.  Unfortunately, my memory card and all photos from that day have been lost. 😦

Wow, you actually read to the end of the blog post! As a reward, I have a special announcement! My next international journey is about to begin- I’ll be in Germany and Austria in late November into December. I’m very excited to be shooting in Europe.. watch this space! 🙂

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