Yea, I know it’s been a long time since any serious blogging has been accomplished on this side. So I thought I’d start out with a graceful picture of yours-truly enjoying an early fall SUP (Standup Paddleboard) in the Bay of Islands, NZ.
The thing I like about SUPing is lets me get a good audience for bad humor.
Then we headed up to Bellingham for a very important grandkid fix.
We hit the Skagit Valley at the peak of the Tulip season. Tulip production started here in the early 1900’s funded by the US Dept. of Agriculture with 15,000 bulbs imported from Holland – government subsidies at work. This pic is of the angel queen of the Tulip Festival – Queen Quinn of Ferndale.
Quinn is complaining to gramps here about having to look at flowers when there is great rusty stuff just behind them – an old tulip planter.
After a long flight from Vancouver to Auckland on Air New Zealand (really good airline), we are now getting ready to make our passage from New Zealand to Fiji. Here I am removing all the unneeded packaging from my tea bags, while this might seem like reducing the footprint in the islands we go to, I like to think of it more as increasing our footprint while we are in a marina.
Now you might have figured I’d end this blog with some gratuitous pictures of our above average grandkid – but no, just some more flower pictures.