June: photos post

Posted by Patrick Lam on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

I’m starting this early, because I am not going to process any more pictures on June: I’ll be away hiking on the Old Ghost Road (which can be done as a hike or bike ride). I only added 6 sets of pictures so far this month, though there will be a few more on said Road. You can now follow the picture logs!

I posted twice as many pictures in June as I did in May, which makes sense given how much I travelled in May.

  • Sets of pictures posted: 22
  • Total pictures posted: 704
  • Total pictures in selection pool: 2259
  • Accept rate: 31% (min 13%, max 68%)

Usually, smaller sets have higher accept rates. It does depend on the subject, though. Bird pictures are going to have a high reject rate. I could compute a correlation coefficient, or I could graph things, but let’s not. As always, pictures are clickable to go to the full gallery.

Queenstown Trail view; from Ben Lomond; kiwi habitat and wind turbines; Napier municipal theatre; "flying" penguin at National Aquarium; MP with the late Sylvester; Faro at MONA; Mount Ossa.


Overland Track, May 2024:

The trip report for this trip is in progress: part 1 etc. As I write this, photos are still ahead of write-up, but you can read about Hobart in part 2.

Lady Nelson; Mona Roma I and II; Skull by Jan Fabre; rainbow over Hobart; detail from White House by Ai Weiwei; Clarence PCYC judo visit; Mount Oakleigh; columns; me and MP at Mount Ossa tarn; more columns; rocky bit of Pelion East; Cathedral Mountain.

Hawkes Bay, September 2022:

Napier market; King of Swords and plate armour; Order of the Garter coat of arms; NZ National Aquarium: two water dragons; hawkesbill sea turtle; swimming penguin; two penguins.

Queenstown (and Christchurch and Doubtful Sound), May 2024:

I wrote a trip report about this trip as well.

Biking: MP and Lake Wakatipu; autumn in Queenstown; Walter Peak; CAUTION—STEEP SLOPE; plam biking along; Edgar Bridge; rapids; Kinross; bike parking. Ben Lomond: pole assembly; maybe Eyre Mountains; lake and track and slopes; many valleys off Moke Creek; crowd on Ben Lomond summit; ridgeline and track and Lake Wakatipu; NZ pipit on kea sign; toilet and Lake Wakatipu.

Judo Nationals in Montreal (and pre-camp), May 2022:

Judo Québec pre-camp; Grande Roue de Montréal; out of YUL; Canadian Nationals shiai-jo.


Miscellaneous travel days:

Wanaka: willow; grebes making a nest; Aoraki from the air; AKL: feijoa in Air NZ lounge; Jean Batten, world famous NZ aviatrix; crowded departure gate in April 2022; YUL: me, overencumbered?


Wellington, late 2021:

Wellington, August 2022:

Wellington, July 2023

Rhododendron; two ducklings; Wellington at sunset; chimneys at sunset; toutouwai; fences; golden hour tree; monarch butterfly; tūī; juvenile little pied shag in nest; eastern rosella; "private property" spider; Orange Chinese food truck; Days Bay wharf.

Wellington, June 2024:

Groundwork demo; various people standing around; footsweep demo.

The List

I am now up to May 2022, with really quite few photos from that month, then through to September 2022, and some huge numbers for December 2022. (Not to mention all of 2023).

Even more pictures from 2022:

  • [May] misc (2)
  • [May] Nationals (3)
  • [September] Napier (3)
  • [September] Motueka (2)
  • [November] New Plymouth (4 days with more than a few pictures)
  • [November] Radome/Red Rocks/Wellington (2)
  • [November] Remutaka overnight (2)
  • [December] Kereru (03 Dec), Zealandia (05 Dec)
  • [December] Auckland
  • [December] Wanaka Grebes (6)
  • [December] Gillepsie Circuit (4)
  • [December] Omarama
  • [December] Glacier iceberg kayaking (2)
  • [December] Mueller Hut (2)
  • [December] Wellington NYE

And 2023:

  • [January] AMC (6)
  • [May] Montreal and NZ (4)
  • [August] Petrel Station (1)
  • [August] Rotorua (quick)
  • [August] Ski trip (4)
  • [September] Wellington double rainbow, Zealandia (2)
  • [September] Waterloo/Calgary/Seattle/Squamish (8)
  • [September] Taupō (3)
  • [October] Winnipeg, Scarborough and Sydney (3)
  • [November] Whitireia Park (1)
  • [November] Puke Ariki Traverse (1)
  • [November/December] Ouvea, Noumea Zoo, Riviere Bleue, Aquarium, Grandes Fougeres, Pic Malawi (6)
  • [December] Seattle, Montreal, Nelson (4)
  • Various (5)


  • [January] Nelson BC (2)
  • Various
  • [February] Travers-Sabine (7)
  • [April/May] Overland Track (3)
  • [May] Christchurch/Queenstown/Ben Lomond/Welcome Track/Doubtful Sound (5)
  • [June] Light Cycles
  • [June] Nairn St Cottage
  • [June] Kapiti Island (2)