Thursday, October 27, 2016

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon. Christchurch 


A punting we will go
With no particular

Punting on the Avon is one of the iconic tourist attractions in 
Christchurch. Like punting at Oxford and Cambridge in England, our punting
experience uses flat-bottomed boats with no keel, pushed by a pole. The punter
stands on a platform at the end. The passengers sit low down, although high
seats can be installed for your comfort and convenience, ~ Bernard

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Independence Monument

With view askew
Through rose colored glasses
Roulette the future

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Icy Strait Point 38

Icy Strait Point.Hoonah.

Our humble enclave
Snug by mountain forest
A narrow life

Hoonah, Alaska is a small city of 760 permanent residents on Chichagof Island along Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage. Hoonah is the largest Tlingit Village in Alaska, and the native Alaskan culture thrives here. Locally carved totems and canoes, and handmade native crafts are still made in the traditional style today by the local Tlingit residents. ~ Bernard

Monday, October 24, 2016

Yellow Eyed Penguin

Yellow Eyed Penguin or Hoiho.

Hay there, high there
Hoe there
I’m as happy as can be

The Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) or Hoiho is a penguin native to New Zealand. Previously thought closely related to the Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor), molecular research has shown it more closely related to penguins of the genus Eudyptes. Like most other penguins, it is mainly piscivorous.

The species breeds around the South Island of New Zealand, as well as Stewart, Auckland, and Campbell Islands. Colonies on the Otago Peninsula are a popular tourist venue, where visitors may closely observe penguins from hides, trenches, or tunnels. ~ Bernard

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Apollo Bay 1

Apollo Bay. Vic Aust.

Posse ambles by
Strolling by the sea
Headed for day’s rest

Apollo Bay is located between Wye River and Cape Otway on Victoria's scenic coastal route, the Great Ocean Road. As a popular tourist destination, Apollo Bay offers both swimming and surf beaches, as well as a large boat harbour and marina which is home to a major fishing fleet. The town's commercial centre, which features a good selection of restaurants and cafes, is situated along one side of the Great Ocean Road, overlooking a wide, grassy foreshore which fronts the main swimming beach. Another popular beach is located at the mouth of the Barham River in Mounts Bay. ~ Bernard

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hagley Park 33

Hagley Park New Zealand.

Shall we meander
Like a stream between banks
Down the path of our days

Hagley Park is the largest urban open space (164.637 hectares. in Christchurch, New Zealand, and was created in 1855 by the Provincial Government. According to the government's decree at that time, Hagley Park is "reserved forever as a public park, and shall be open for the recreation and enjoyment of the public. Hagley Park is characterised by its trees and broad open spaces. Hagley Park was named after the country estate of Lord Lyttelton, who became chairman of the Canterbury Association in March 1850. ~ Bernard

Friday, October 21, 2016


Our heroic vision
Vanquish the oppressors
On valiant steeds

Phnom Penh ~ Karl