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Sunset Series — Week 1 Part 1

El Paso Sunset 21 Oct. 2020

Over the next five weeks I’m going into coast mode. During those five weeks I’ll present some of my favorite sunset photos, many taken here in El Paso in just the past five months or so.

El Paso Sunset 27 Dec. 2020
At Sea outside Tampa
El Paso Sunset 4 Nov. 2020


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Fun Photo Friday — Circumnavigating New Zealand; Auckland Favorites 3

Queen Street Backpackers

Today we bid farewell to this long series covering an equally long journey. Along the way you saw Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. You got to see a circumnavigation of Australia. You then viewed another circumnavigation, this time of New Zealand.

Ferry Building Reflection

My next travel series will be another cruise. That journey originated in the Mediterranean and eventually went transatlantic. But until then I’ll be doing a photo run of sunsets taken here in El Paso, as we’ve had a spectacular series of them over the past several months. Look for a sunset a day over the next several weeks.

Mirrored Yachts

After the sunset series I owe my firearms friends some articles as well. Those I’ve yet to decide upon, but I’m leaning toward showing off a pair of classic Russian Mosin-Nagant 91/30 rifles (1938 and 1943)and a Mosin-Nagant M44 carbine (1944). I may throw in a First Look at a Ruger AR-556 MPR that week, or perhaps instead a First Look at a Ruger Mark IV Hunter or SIG P226 Enhanced Elite from2012. Whatever I choose, it’ll be fun. Alas.

007’s Aston Martin DBS

At any rate, we’ll be back to travel articles following those sunsets and firearms. I’ll close today’s Fun Photo Friday with this last image of our 2019-2020 Oceania Adventure:

Akdeniz Bar Café, Devonport

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Circumnavigating New Zealand — Auckland; Taking in more sights

Superleggera DBS

So, today we’ll just cruise around Auckland and take in some more sightseeing. And, yes, even in late fall you’ll find blooming flowers on the North Island:

Auckland in Bloom

I know. I know. You’ve seen it before. But, I do so love the classic look of the Auckland Ferry Building:

Ferry Building

Up until this day I had never heard of a “rechargery”. Just kidding. Big Street Rechargery is the name of a business specializing in repair, rental, and recharging of electric bicycles:

Big Street Rechargery

Here is the view looking up beneath Sky Tower:

Beneath Sky Tower

We’ve seen the new (above), so let’s finish today with a look at the old. Here’s a neat little architectural detail we stumbled across at 118 Queen Street:

118 Queen Street


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