I have seen so many wonderful birds in New Zealand in my first few days here: Australasian harriers, kingfishers, three different species of shearwater, storm petrels walking on the water, a couple of blue penguins out at sea, and yesterday my first fantail. I haven’t managed to capture all of them on camera (harriers and kingfisher seen whilst driving!) but here are a few of those that I have.
“She knows not where she’s going
For the ocean will decide
It’s not the destination
… it’s the glory of the ride.” (words from Zen Dog, thanks Nilufar!)
I got a brilliant card (below) from a sweet and very ‘lovly’ 6 year old little friend … I just love all the hues of blue & aquamarine she’s used for the sea & islands. It’s now installed as the very appropriate screen saver for my round the world adventure …
So that’s me off to Heathrow today, crossing a new threshold… and off on an explorer’s journey. See you on the other side!