New Zealand and Australia: visiting down under

New Zealand and Australia: visiting down under
From Windy Wellington to Sun-Kissed Sydney My recent trip was a whirlwind of antipodean (Of, or pertaining to, Australia or New Zealand ) delights, hopping between Wellington’s cool charm and Sydney’s sun-drenched shores. Let me take you on a whistle-stop tour of our adventures. Sydney Harbour Cruise A trip to the land down under begins with a few ...

Turks and Caicos in July: A Hot and Humid Vacation

Turks and Caicos in July: A Hot and Humid Vacation
Christine and I recently took a trip to Turks and Caicos in July. We usually travel to the. Caribbean in the Fall or Winter so it was our first time in the Summer and it turned out to be hot and humid, right from teh minute you landed… but we were still looking forward to ...

First time River Kayak Camping 3-days / 2 nights …. Lessons Learned 1

First time  River Kayak Camping 3-days / 2 nights .... Lessons Learned
Our trip adventure Back in September of 2021 a group of friends an I went Kayak Camping on the Susquehanna River in the Harrisburg , PA area, our trip Friday-through Sunday was a 3 day, 2 night adventure out on the river. Kayak camping is a great way to see the world , depending on ...

a week in beautiful O’ahu , Hawa’ii 2

a week in beautiful O'ahu , Hawa'ii
Waikiki Bay in Honolulu,, in front of the statue of the father of Hawaiian Surf culture, Olympian Duke Kahanamoku Aloha, readers! Christine and I recently (Back in earlier December 2022) had the opportunity to explore the beautiful island of Oahu in Hawaii, and we had an amazing time. This was our second trip to the ...

Northern Portugal (Alto Minho) / Drone video & photos

Northern Portugal  (Alto Minho) / Drone video & photos
Just a quick post about finally getting around to editing my April 2018 Portugal visit with family.  Brought the Mavic Pro along and here’s an edited version of some of the sights from the trip  Monção, Portugal . Here are some additional photos taken on Monção, Portugal a small city, on the banks of the ...

My first Hawaii vacation.. photos and thoughts

My first Hawaii vacation.. photos and thoughts
I haven’t done a vacation post in some time (my last one was my Carribean Cruise in late 2013)  so this is my first one on my first Hawaiian vacation. I’m heading to Hawaii for a much needed 2017 vacation . I went to two islands. The Big Island (the Island of Hawaii ) and ...

Holmdel Antenna Horn – helping prove the “Big Bang”

Holmdel Antenna Horn - helping prove the
Working in Middletown, NJ , I had read about the old Bell Labs (now Alcatel – Lucent)  was located in nearby in Holmdel, and also here in Holmdel is the famous Holmdel Antenna Horn, a piece of scientific equipment about the size of a small rotating barn , that was originally intended for microwave satellite research but unwittingly  turned ...

Cruises – a few tips 2

Cruises - a few tips
Having recently come back from a cruise vacation I can share a few brief tips that can save you a few bucks and make for a more enjoyable trip. Modern cruise ships are really floating 4/5 star hotels in the ocean. The ship we went on the Allure of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) is the ...

Cool airplane paint schemes 2

Cool airplane paint schemes
Saw this today on CNN.com , it shows some really interesting and colorful plane liveries. This appeals to both my interest in aviation and photography. To see more of these schemes visit airliners.net where you’ll find s boatload of airplane photos.