Monday, 17 October 2005

Lake Taupo and Mt Ruapehu

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Lake Taupo, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Mount Ruapehu, an active volcano which last erupted in 1996, lies on the further shore. And after spending the day sightseeing, head for The Bach, one of my favourite restaurants, next to the lake.

Click here for a photo into the mouth of Mount Ruapehu, taken on a flight from Taupo to Wellington

Stop Press 2009: The Bach has closed as its lease has expired

Wednesday, 3 August 2005

Favourite Writings

No medium has yet been devised for the translation of life into language, nor can any words recall the dazzling fluidity of days. Single yet fixed in sequence, they fall like the shaft of a cataract into time and through it. Letters give the most faithful picture, because they are fragmentary and concerned only with moments as they pass and are alive through intimacy, as are the funeral stele of the Greeks that choose the littlest and easiest things of life by which to remember their dead.

Freya Stark - Beyond Euphrates