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New Zealand III

We stopped by a bird preserve on our way to Auckland. We couldn’t see the birds although we could hear them. The place was like a jungle, for a moment we felt like in Jurassic Park. Needless to say, I got to photograph a couple of birds but my 200mm lens wasn’t long enough this …

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New Zealand II

The pictures below are from the Bed and Breakfast were we stayed in Taupo. The owners had a beautiful garden. We went to a restaurant on the banks of Lake Taupo for dinner. More pictures of flowers while waiting for breakfast. There was a little fair going on in town.

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New Zealand

The last time I was in a big airplane was 20 years ago. This time it was Emirates from Australia to New Zealand. I wished the flight was longer. The huge wing of the airplane and our first sight of New Zealand!! Landed in Auckland and rented a car. Ali drove us to Napier. There was …

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Sydney II

More photos of the Royal Botanic Garden.   Not exactly the most beautiful birds I have seen but the tree was full and there were several nests.

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Sydney

We left Adelaide early in the morning to take our flight to Sydney. A very nice first sight of Sydney!! We walked in darling harbour and took a ferry. The next day we had breakfast and mostly walked all day. Royal Botanic Garden.

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Kangaroo Island III

Our tour ended in Admirals Arch. We took the ferry back to Adelaide. It wasn’t too bad, the water wasn’t as choppy anymore. The drive to Adelaide wasn’t bad either. Ali thought we might find a lot of traffic but it was actually pretty quiet. Lots of restaurants and stores were already closed at 8PM …

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Kangaroo Island II

Remarkable Rocks was crowded. I would have loved to photograph this site at sunrise or sunset but we didn’t have time. http://www.kangarooisland-australia.com/kangaroo-island-remarkable-rocks.php   Then we went to see Admirals Arch. The wind was very, very strong all day long. I had a very hard time holding Sabrina or my iPhone still to take pictures. http://www.kangarooisland-australia.com/kangaroo-island-admirals-arch.php

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Kangaroo Island

We woke up early to go to Kangaroo Island. It was hard to get out of bed. We were really tired. We dressed in layers. There were a couple of strange turns before the main highway. After that it was mostly straight. We stopped at a bakery/coffee shop for something to eat. It was cold …

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Adelaide

We had a 5 hour overnight flight from Denpasar, Indonesia to Adelaide. We arrived in Adelaide at 6:30 AM. Tired of course. Picked up the rental car and went to the hotel. We slept for 1 hour and went to Barrosa. We were tired all day long and I was afraid of getting sick after …