Michelle John

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cjwho:  Please take the stairs

I never 'ride' the escalator.always taking the stairs. Sad thing is, I'm usually the only one doing it, while the escalator is packed full of people just standing there watching me move. What is wrong with people?

Nineteenth-century colonizers established the first settlement in the Bay of Islands, on the northeastern coast. The Maori had arrived here roughly a thousand years earlier. These sheep—they outnumber humans in New Zealand by about eight to one—graze on Urupukapuka, one of scores of islands in the bay.

Håkan Ludwigson captures the sprawling natural beauty of New Zealand that served as the backdrop for The Lord of the Rings films—from the Alps, Bay of Islands, White Island and Milford Sound to Bowen Island, Blanket Bay and Abel Tasman National Park.

Hitting the links high above the Pacific at Cape Kidnappers.

Hitting the links high above the Pacific at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Calm waters at the Bay of Islands are ideal for kayaking—or, if you’re more sporty, big-game fishing for marlin, tuna, and kingfish.

New Zealand - Calm waters at the Bay of Islands are ideal for kayaking—or, if you’re more sporty, big-game fishing for marlin, tuna, and kingfish.

Urupukapuka island, part of the Bay of Islands, demonstrates why the first settlers preferred these sheltered anchorages—the western coast is far wilder.

New Zealand Urupukapuka island, part of the Bay of Islands, demonstrates why the first settlers preferred these sheltered anchorages—the western coast is far wilder.

You can swim with the dolphins in the North Island’s Bay of Islands—there’s plenty of room for man and beast amid the 144 isles.

New Zealand You can swim with the dolphins in the North Island’s Bay of Islands—there’s plenty of room for man and beast amid the 144 isles.

White Island, lying offshore from the North Island, is really the tip of New Zealand’s most active volcano.

New Zealand White Island, lying offshore from the North Island, is really the tip of New Zealand’s most active volcano.