Monthly Archives: February 2014

February 28, 2014 … terns and cicada

My trip to Australia was an abject failure. At least, it was a failure with respect to birds. In all other aspects, it was a delight and I had a great time. And even the failure to see the birds, … Continue reading

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February 27, 2014 … such sweet sorrow

Melbourne airport is very quiet at 4:30 am. Even with the aid of online check in to reduce the mandatory lead time, you still need to drop your bags an hour prior to departure, so there I was in a … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014 … goodbye Melbourne, I loved every minute.

Yesterday was my last day in Melbourne. It’s a city I like very much, though its weather is almost as unpredictable as Wellington’s. I was looking for a replacement rubber eyecup for one of my cameras and ended up having … Continue reading

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February 25, 2014 … coming to the end of the day

The day got off to a relatively slow start. Other than yesterday’s blog, nothing of photographic relevance, other than the compilation of yesterday’s blog, was achieved in the morning. I had a very pleasant lunch with a very dear friend … Continue reading

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February 24, 2014 … abundance in the lucky country

Sunday in Sunny Melbourne was very pleasant. Of course, it was all the better for it being sunny after a series of cold days, though the temperature was not as high as it often gets in Victoria at this time … Continue reading

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February 23, 2014 … cargoes and sailcloth

We set out to go somewhere and ended up somewhere entirely different. As far as I am concerned, this circumstance contains an echo of yesterday’s post. As I said then, “the journey is more important than the destination”, and since … Continue reading

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February 22, 2014 … the journey is more important than the destination

There was no definite plan when I set out yesterday. A vague intention to go to the butterfly house at Melbourne zoo got pushed to one side when I passed through Southern Cross station and saw the regional trains sitting … Continue reading

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