Paris October 2021

Tuesday to Friday 19 October 2021 Sylvia dropped me off at the Nimes Pont du Gard railway station where I caught the fast train to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, which is close to the Expo centre which was hosting the MOLPOL exhibition for the rest of the week. I checked into the close-by Hilton […]

Pictures from the South Island NZ – November 2020

The sun sets at Glentanner Station, near Mt Cook Reflections on Lake Pukaki Once arid land with irrigation now runs thousands of cows just south of Twizel Ahuriri River running from the Lewis Pass past Omarama The Clay Cliffs, created out of layers of silt and gravel deposited by glaciers some 20 million years ago […]

A Great Bunch of Folk and the Inaugural High Country Helihike

1 November 2020 It’s been a while since we have been anywhere to write about, having being locked up in NZ since March. Sylvia headed off to Singapore in early October to spend some time with her team there. I have taken the opportunity to head down and visit our good friends, Ross and Helen, […]

Berlin: Track Cycling World Champs February 2020

Monday 24 February 2020 Boarding the Lufthansa flight at Tokyo Haneda Airport I was surprised to see the the number of empty seats. Two thirds of business class was empty and over half of economy class. Obviously the coronavirus is having a big effect. At Frankfurt they only had 2 customs officers on with a […]