Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Visit to the Ovine-Infested Austral Isle of the Antipodes

Hello, friends. It's been a while. Don't get too excited, I'm not breaking my blogging moratorium quite yet, but I just wanted to share some things. Consider this a hiatus from the moratorium.

A little while back I got my two weeks of mid-tour "Rest and Recuperation" leave. I knew I wanted to take advantage of the taxpayer-funded airfare (thanks guys!) by going somewhere with expensive fares, and I knew I wanted to get to the greenest, most un-desert-like place I could think of. So I went to New Zealand's South Island, and it was amazing. This picture sums it up pretty well:

From Enn-Zedd

Seriously, I could go on and on about it, but I'll just let you look at all the pictures. Oh, and yes, that album "outs" my real name. I'm okay with that at this point -- really effective internet anonymity being nearly impossible anyway -- and eventually I'll get around to fully onymizing this blog, once I figure out exactly what I want it to be and start posting again.


emptyhandedarmy said...

Can Can Cannibal Beach
Can Can Cannibal Beach
We can take a hike on Cannibal Beach

*Sung to the tune of Rockaway Beach - Ramones

Thursday's Child said...

Beautiful pictures! I don't need to ask if you enjoyed yourself.

Anonymous said...

I was curious when I saw the stone and googled it. http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/robert-scott-memorial-boulder
Touching that the memorial was erected with money donated from Senior Cadets. NZ reminds me a little of Canada. Btw, coffee grinds make hydrangeas bluer