New Zealand 2004

First NZ visit after 7 years away.
Wellington is home to Lord of the Rings. The studios where it was made are not far from the airport. Just to remind visitors of that, Gollum adorns the airport terminal.

It was supposed to be summer in New Zealand.


Flying out of Wellington. Sometimes requesting a window seat has its rewards.


View from the wind turbine overlooking Wellington. A frequent running destination in years past.