Mon 1 Aug 2011 - Mon 15 Aug 2011
Are you at all following the story of the oil tanker leaking off the coast of New Zealand? I have been. With way more interest than the BP oil spill a while back.
A few months back, on a plane ride, an ad for New Zealand aired repeatedly - 100% Pure, New Zealand. And now, after having visited, I am amazed at how 100% pure it really is. The air almost sparkles, the ocean is transparent, the sky is shiny. The green is a fresh, fresh green.
Some truly spectacular photos. None taken by me. All credit due to Ms. EB, also known as That French Friend of Mine.
The islands are as they should be -- clean like when man first found them. None of the usual odd stray pieces of paper and floating Coke bottle caps. I almost felt like I was sullying what God gave us just by being there. And if you think the mountains of Colorado are gorgeous and the Californian Pacific is wonderful, well, New Zealand is 100% purer, gorgeouser, and more wonderfuler than that! Hence my interest in the oil spill. The shiney, man-hasnt-screwed-this-up-yet country deserves me at least following the oil spill story...Oh, this is how people become activists and fight whale wars, you know!
I also checked off things from my bucket list... Bungee down a 150ft canyon into a river, and sky dive (both in the same day). A bud said that he would rather sky dive than leap off a bridge. Which one would you rather? And Neither is not an answer!