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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hiking the Routeburn Track in New Zealand

On the road in the South Island of New Zealand and making my way to the world -renowned  Routeburn Track
Key Summit is located near Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National Parks
Some parts of the trail is for experienced hikers only

The surface is all dirt and rock so needless to say wear the proper foot gear
The highest point of the  trail is near Harris Saddle of 1,300 m (4,300 ft)
Need to be aware of avalanches when approaching the mountains
A look at the South Island of New Zealand  where we are for this latest adventure
Besides the regular hazards of hypothermia, sunburn and rain....... there are also high cross winds when you walk this bridge lol
Lake MacKenzie 
There are overnight accommodations to be used, but needs to be booked in advance
 As you can see, many trails for all levels of fitness
Beauty of nature is all around us........ but one needs to be careful and respect the elements
To protect the grounds we have wooden walking tracks everywhere

Friday, March 6, 2015

Novs Scotia Coast Line

Driving along the rugged Nova Scotia coastline you will come upon small fishing villages, the Atlantic Ocean, much granite rock and of course great photography

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Harvard University

Harvard University was  established in 1636 and is located in Cambridge Massachusetts...... it is considered one of the most prestigious universities in the world
Walking the grounds around the University
Inside the Museum of Natural History which is the most visited on the grounds
The museum was created in 1998 to show the work of its three research facilities.....Comparative Zoology, Mineralogical and Geological and finally the museum of Herbaria
John F Kennedy was one of eight US Presidents that were alumni of the University
The campus sits on 210 acres of land and has an endowment of 37 billion
Harvard has approximately 21,000 students
The University was established by the Massachusetts legislature and named after its first benefactor John Harvard
To date there has been 335 Rhodes Scholars and 150 Noble laureates as part of the alumni
The University is planning a major expansion that includes two 500,000 sq foot research complexes
With programs in place, many public schools bring the children here to learn....... which is a great partnership for the future 
There are over 4600 Academic Staff within the its many buildings