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A Love Affair in Hamilton Island

A Love Affair in Hamilton Island

Hellllooooooo ‘Straya!  We have landed in paradise, Hamilton Island.  This portion of our “mooniversary” is all about kickin’ back relaxin’.   We loved all of our adventures in New Zealand but here it is all R&R. However… That’s not how we…
New Zealand Day 8 & 9:  It's So Hard to Say Goodbye

New Zealand Day 8 & 9: It's So Hard to Say Goodbye

Today we have to turn in our home away from home.  The home that got us around the South Island.  The home that was always waiting for us at the end of each adventurous day.  The home we could not…
New Zealand Day 7:  Whale Watchin'

New Zealand Day 7: Whale Watchin'

Relaxed and rested we make our way to Kaikoura.    Today is the day we are going whale watching!  Today is also the first day of crappy weather we have experienced so far.  Apparently we should consider ourselves lucky as…
New Zealand Day 6: Natures Hot Tubs

New Zealand Day 6: Natures Hot Tubs

Today we arrive in Hamner Springs.   Hamner Springs is a great little town.  It has good shopping and of course thermal pools.  The thermal pools are what they are known for. So of course we take full advantage of these…
New Zealand Day 5: Glow Worms

New Zealand Day 5: Glow Worms

If you grew up in the 80’s then the mention of a glow worm may conjure up an image of a worm shaped doll that when squeezed it’s cute little head lite up.  Good concept wrong glowing end.  You see…
New Zealand Day 4: Glaciers and the Sea

New Zealand Day 4: Glaciers and the Sea

If you enjoy hikes then do this.  If you don’t then do a drive by, wave and say hi! Don’t get me wrong this is still a true wonder it just wasn’t as wondrous as it’s made out to be.…

Amber & Julian

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  • Mike's Pastry in the North End of Boston is where it's at.  Holy Cannoli!
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  • Why have one set when you can have two! .
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  • My first set of wings! .
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  • I am back in the U.S. of A on this last day of May.
I am happy to be home where the buffalo used to roam.
I can't wait to see the Hubs and soak in the tub.
40 hours of travel requires a rather vigorous lather. 🤪
Africa has captured my heart and lighted my soul. ❤
Definitely on my top places to go.
I have so much to share but first a cocktail here at O'Hare. .
#iloveafrica #safari #travel #memories #photbootcampsafari #missmyman #thelusttowander
  • Well...on to our next Destination Hwange National Park...no phones...no internet!
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Out late and off early so Africa Day 4 recap will have to follow later ( along with days 5-12).
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Can't wait!
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Pic of me and my Safari BFF @leathermarkproductions (aka Eugene).
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#photobootcampsafari #africa #victoriafalls #afrikanbluesretreats
  • Africa Day 2:
Me: "So Africa lets chat...How have I never really grasped your beauty and bounty!? "
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Africa: "Because when you're as old as I am you're underestimated and under valued."
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Me: SMH...Truth. "On behalf of humanity I apologize."
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Before I left I had thought of this trip as something magical.  It's delivered on the magic and so much more.
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Today we wandered around town looking at all the local craftsmanship.  I may or may not have purchased a few goodies.  And I may or may not go back for more tomorrow. 😉
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Then we got an up close and personal viewing of the vulture feeding.  This is a very important conservation effort to save these wonderfully ugly birds ( circle of life y'all).
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Soon after we headed out on our sunset river boat cruise.  Whilst meandering down the Zambezi river  what should cross our paths!!??...Elephants!  This is apparently a very lucky thing for us to witness.  I literally took 100+ photos of them playing in the water (most of them are shit...but oh the good ones I got).
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Then the Hippos!  Elusive little creatures...barely cracking the surface.  Making us wait for that epic territorial yawn.  But yawn one did and hell if I didn't capture it...Boom!
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What a day!  I ❤ Africa!
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#zimbabwe #zambezi #africa #elephants #hippos #photobootcampsafari #wildhorizons #afrikanblues #thelusttowander
  • Some behind the scenes action brought to you by @gypseyblue.
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What happens when elephants cross the river and several photographers descend upon them (while on a boat) ... You lean starboard...better move Port side unless you have a camera in your hand. .
📷🐘
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  • Africa Day 1:  Shook off the jet lag and woke up ready to embrace the day (insert Lion King music here). First thing to note...never forget to put on bug repellent.  My legs currently look like I have chicken pox...great. 🤨
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Noted.
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Grabbed some breakfast and who should join me?  A whole heard of water buffalo.
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Second thing to note...always have your camera with you. 🙄📷
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Noted.
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After some breaky...I scrambled to my room to set up shop on my balcony.  I was not going to miss anymore animals!
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And boy did I get to see a slew of them.  I may not get them all right (or get them all) but here's a list:
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Stork type bird
Vultures 
Guinea Fowel
Wart Hogs
Baboons
Kudu
Crocodile
Elephants .
Then the rest of my group showed up we drank some beer and cocktails and kept on photographing the animals that came to the watering hole. .
To top off the day we went to Victoria Falls to capture Moonbows.  We basically had the place to ourselves!  It truly is a Wonder of the World!  Can't wait to see it during the day!
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This is just the start and already I've learned so much from @brentmailman & @leathermarkproductins
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#africa #photobootcampsafari #zimbabwe #victoriafallssafarilodge #victoriafalls #moonbows #thelusttowander
  • Took a much needed 4 hour nap, unpacked, treated myself to a Lavender and vanilla martini then grabbed a bite to eat.
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On the menu this evening Pork Loin, green beans, a glass of white wine and a delicious dessert passion fruit, ice cream w/honey...yes please!
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Our entertainment this evening ... beautiful local songs a capella style.  Oh and about 50 elephants coming to the nearby watering hole. .
Magic.
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🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘
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#victoriafallssafarilodge #zimbabwe #africa #elephants #thisisspecial #photobootcampsafari #thelusttowander
  • 4 flights, 5 airports, 3 security checks, 40 hours of travel to get to this....
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Just the view from my room.
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