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15/12/2014 Getting up close and personal to mountains, especially snow covered ones, makes my heart do double somersaults. For quite a while now I’ve been thinking about taking the Air Safaris Grand Traverse Scenic Flight over the Southern Alps in New Zealand. Part of the reason for this was because I wanted to see the… Read more »

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11/10/2014 (The Kiwi/Kerry Connection) Since February this year I’ve been working on a project which involves the first ever twinning of two international dark sky reserves. These two reserves are the Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve (I.D.S.R.) Ireland and the Aoraki Mackenzie I.D.S.R. in New Zealand. At the end of January 2014 I heard that… Read more »

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14/09/2014 On the 7th May 2014 I decided to do a Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise in Fjordland, New Zealand. This is the last part of this blog and it was an interesting end to a very enjoyable trip. We headed out to a seal colony at Nee Islets and on our way there we saw… Read more »

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24/7/2014 The Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise in Fjordland which I went on earlier in May was money well spent. Even though it was quite pricey, with all costs included it was definitely worth it. Because of the bus connections between Lake Tekapo and Queenstown, I had to book a night’s accommodation in Queenstown the night… Read more »

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10/7/2014 The Doubtful Sound overnight cruise is a real treat for the soul. It had been on my bucket list since 2005 and in May I finally made the decision to go ahead and book the trip. Fjordland National Park is renowned as the home of the fjords of the Milford and the Doubtful Sound… Read more »

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30/6/2014 (The Kiwi/Kerry Connection) For the last few months I’ve been working on a project to build a connection between the Kerry Dark Sky Reserve in Ireland and the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve in New Zealand. The background information can be seen in my previous Kiwi/Kerry Connection blogs. I got one article published in… Read more »

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23/6/2014 (The Kiwi/Kerry Connection) This part of the process was a learning experience and there’s a lot to tell. I’ve been working on a project recently to build a connection between the Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve (I.D. S.R.) in Ireland and the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve in New Zealand. Earth and Sky… Read more »

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12/6/2014 (The Kiwi/Kerry Connection) I got this article published in the South Canterbury Herald newspaper on Tuesday about this Kiwi/Kerry connection and had to wait till it was published to put this post on my blog. I’ve been working on a project for the last four months which involves building a connection between two gold tier… Read more »