Wednesday, 15 July 2009

ABC Wednesday Z for New Zealand





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This is a Z word for (New) Zealand.All these photos were taken on the South Island.
Where I spent four weeks in early 2005, together with my daughter and the children.


1,2,3 Trip to Franz Josef Glacier by helicopter. I took the two eldest children with me and they were excited to play in the snow.

4, Puzzling World at Wanaka: everything was topsy-turvy and looked bigger or smaller than it was in reality

5 a Maori welcome,

6,7,8,Milford Sound, where we saw seals basking in the sun and Hector Dolphins swimming around the boat


ABC is created by Denise Nesbitt and a team of experienced bloggers.For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar or Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with Z.

29 comments:

Arija said...

Absolutely lovely shots of NZ, loved every one and recognised most.

Marja said...

oh what a great shots Wil. I went to Wanaka and Milford last summer to show my brother. You were lucky you had such a clear day It rains there 300 days a year. Nice to see you had a Maori Powhiri Their culture is quite interesting and it is good that NZ is now bicultural. It must also be beautiful to see Franz Josef
glacier from the air Thanks for sharing

Miss_Yves said...

Je m'attendais à ce billet sur la Nouvelle Zélande, pour la lettre "z"

C'est un véritable dépaysement ! les paysages sont vraiment variés et grandioses !

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Gramma Ann said...

What a great vacation with the family, and such wonderful memories. The photos are lovely, I enjoyed the tour of New Zealand.

Abe Lincoln said...

Lovely photos and great memories for you and your family.

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful pictures, Wil, especially that magical last shot. I have been intrigued by New Zealand ever since reading Elizabeth Goudge's GREEN DOLPHIN STREET but have never been there.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I would still like to visit New Zealand reader wil - it looks such a beautiful country.

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, my, what fabulous shots of a most beautiful country, New Zealand. You are so fortunate to be able to travel to such beautiful places, Wil. And we are fortunate you share your pictures with us.

Have a great day!

Renie

Lanny said...

Great photos!

Ackworth born said...

We had storms at Milford Sound so didn't see much of that at all - otherwise though we had great weather in 2001 - flew over the glacier but didn't land - stayed in Wanaka but didn't visit puzzle world alas - saw so much though that we've no regrets about the things we didn't see - especially when other bloggers show them for us.

Regina said...

A great place. Closer here.
Great shots!
Regina

Patty said...

Great photos, I bet you had a wonderful time with the daughter and grandkids.

Welcome back, the last time you posted, you said you had a few busy days coming up. Hope all went ok for you and you got everything accomplished that you wanted to during your busy days time.

Brenda said...

Those photos are beautiful Wil! I have always wondered what New Zealand looked like.

Life with Kaishon said...

What a wonderful place. You make me want to travel all over the world. And I feel like I do travel every time I come to your blog : )

Mara said...

Beautiful photos. Now I have to add another place to visit when I win the lottery...

Arkansas Patti said...

Beautiful shots of a beautiful place. One of my favorite bloggers Peter's Pottery http://opopots.blogspot.com/
is from New Zealnad.
Thanks to you both for allowing me glimpses such a lovely place.

Pacey said...

Hoi Wil, lang niet gehoord! Ik ben heel blij om nog u te zien...Ik houd van de puzzle world!

SandyCarlson said...

What a beautiful sequence. In the first one, the snow in the rocks seems to continue the line of the river, as if the foreground were a reflection somehow of the background. These had me mesmerized.

jay said...

New Zealand gets a mention on my blog too! But I don't have any actual photos up. Yours are stunningly beautiful, just like the country itself.

I love the glacier photos - and the Maori welcome!

Dina said...

Wonderful shots of an awesome land. And the best, of course, is you and the grandkids. :)

Babooshka said...

What an excellent choice. Always looks such a clean country.

Tammie Lee said...

so many gorgeous and interesting images.

lv2scpbk said...

Love the puzzle houses. The photos are beautiful of the scenery. I'd like to visit but I want to live somewhere warmer.

P.S. Was wondering what kind of puppy that is on the top of your blog? I wasn't sure if it was a shi-tuz (spelling?) or another breed. I've been trying to do some research, especially opinions from owners on different breeds. I really want to pick out one that's best for me and good with children.

storyteller said...

What a delightful virtual tour of a place I'll probably never see in person! Thanks so much for sharing and for dropping by my Camera Critters mosaic at Small Reflections. In response to your query ... only Molly (the Labrador Retriever) is mine. The two Corgi visitors (Roscoe and Penny) belong to new neighbors.
Hugs and blessings,

Louise said...

You have some fantastic captures of absolutely stunning scenery in this post. Love it!

Grace Olsson said...

very nice pictures, dear
Never have been in oceania...But I would like tov sit NZealand...
take care
nice week
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Barbara Martin said...

Beautiful photos of New Zealand. One day I hope to be able to visit.

Ann said...

Thank you for posting photos of my country. I have the a photo of the sloping building because my daughter Gab insisting on going.

Sorry for not keeping in touch, been away, and no busy catching up.

Are you well?

Ann