Taupo's Drain, a Hiding Spot, and a Hidden Valley December 4th 1994 Note: This is a journal entry from when I was an exchange student in 1994-1995. The photos have been scanned from the original prints.
I went to Hamilton for the weekend to attend a wedding with my host family. I drove up with my host sisters, and we made a few stops on the way there and back at places they thought I would like. It was an awesome weekend.
Going to Hamilton, we stop ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Taupo The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
All my life, I've wanted to be a storyteller. My experiences as an exchange student in New Zealand started me on a path to learn how to tell the stories left behind in the rocks. After six years working as a geophysicist, I returned to university to get a Masters degree in Geology. These studies have dominated my life, and my travels, for the last several years.
The adventure continues, on the other side of the continent. I've moved to central New York State where I'm an Earth Sciences PhD Candidate. New areas to explore and new rocks to dis... full info