Where has Don been Lately?
This is the 6th installment of this page. I like to call it a "living web page" since I will be updating it as I visit interesting places. Check here often or at least once a month. If you missed the previous pages, you can still view them by clicking on the following hyperlinks:
http://www.ddjohnson.com/been 1st edition.htm
http://www.ddjohnson.com/been 2nd edition.htm
http://www.ddjohnson.com/been 3rd edition.htm
http://www.ddjohnson.com/been 4th edition.htm
http://www.ddjohnson.com/been 5th edition.htm
Since moving to Thailand on July 4th, 1999 I have traveled outside Thailand frequently, as well as many trips within in the country to places like Changmai in the northwest to Cha Am, Hua Hin, Chumpon, Krabi and Phuket to the southwest, Trat and Koh Chang to the southeast -- and of course Bangkok.
I took pleasure trips to China, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Viet Nam, Singapore, Indonesia, Laos the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and various places the US.
Here are a few photos from my recent travels that I hope you find interesting:
New Zealand Carmen and I visited New Zealand in December of 2001. We drove from Auckland in the north of the North Island to Wellington on the southern tip. We caught a ferry to the South Island and continued the beautiful drive down to Wanaka and Queenstown via the east coast route---. The New Zealand scenery is diverse and beautiful, especially around the Wanaka and Queenstown area.
We then drove north along the west coast, visiting the glaciers along the way and stopping at the various quaint towns. After the return ferry trip to the North Island we continued our drive the the northeast part of the island and spent two wonderful days scuba diving in the Poor Knights area.
The trip lasted nearly three weeks. Here are a few photos of the experience:
|Ready for a chilly dive
|Nudibranch egg rosette
|On the road along the west coast, South Island
|Above one of the Poor Knights dive sites
|White Moray Eel
|Spring in December between Christchurch and Wanaka
|Just below the Fox Glacier
The States As usual. I spent the month of January in Reno and California visiting friends, family, skiing and being audited by the IRS.
Here are a few photos from my visit:
|My daughter Darcy
My sister Michele, me and Darcy
|Jim DelCarlo, Paul Nelson and me enjoying a snowy day at Alpine Meadows
Frozen boys on the chairlift
Bob and Carol Harris
Kevin and Katie Karp, soon to be diving here in Thailand
Check this site in late August for photos from the Koh Tao live-aboard divetrip.
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