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New Zealand’s Lake Hawea in Pictures.

I’ve written about New Zealand. I’ve talked about my wanderlust. If you were to combine the two, the spot that brings out the wanderlust in me in NZ is Lake Hawea on the South Island.

This glacial lake just outside Wanaka is a deep blue and crystal in color and mountains serve as its backdrop. It makes for a scenic day trip from Wanaka and Queenstown with plenty of outdoor fun options.

I thought I’d share some larger versions of photos I took and used in my original Lake Hawea post from a few years back, plus some additional ones. I took them at the Lookout Point! on State Highway 6 along the western shoreline.

Lake Hawea, South Island, New Zealand

Lake Hawea, South Island, New Zealand

Lake Hawea, South Island, New Zealand

Lake Hawea, South Island, New Zealand

Lake Hawea, South Island, New Zealand

Lake Hawea, South Island, New Zealand

Lake Hawea, South Island, New Zealand

Lake Hawea, South Island, New Zealand, elatlboy selfie, The Adventures of elATLboy

Do you have a spot in New Zealand or anywhere else that takes your wanderlust to the next level?

Photo of the Week: Road Tripping Southbound I-75 Style!

What being out on the open road on southbound I-75 between Cincinnati, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky looks like. Well sort of. I was actually parked alongside the interstate and out of the car when I captured this. 🙂

Kentucky, Southbound I-75, roadtrip

Photo(s) of the Week: At the Foot of Carmel’s Ocean Avenue.

Drive down Ocean Avenue through the heart of Carmel-by-the-sea, California from the PCH until it dead ends. At its foot you’ll be at Carmel Beach.

Carmel Beach, Carmel-by-the-sea, California

Hanging out along Carmel Bay and the Pacific Ocean your bound to find lots of dogs, surfers and tourists. If your around towards the end of the summer make sure to checkout the annual sandcastle contest.

Carmel Beach, Carmel-by-the-sea, California

At the beaches entrance look off to your right and you’ll see the greens and fairways of the historic Pebble Beach Golf Links golf course off in the distance.

Carmel Beach, Carmel-by-the-sea, California

Photo of the Week: “Chicago” Skyway Signage.

Allegheny River in Pittsburgh

Photo is from the Chicago Skyway toll plaza. The plaza is roughly in the middle of the seven mile stretch that makes up the Chicago Skyway (I-90). It connects I-94 (the Dan Ryan Expressway) and the heart of Chicago on the west, with the Indiana turnpike on the east.

While waiting in line heading east into Indiana last night (and finding my $3.50) the signage on top the toll booths caught my eye. The full sign says “Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge”, but I love capturing city names so just “Chicago” caught my eye in this shot.

Of note, when heading west on the Skyway look off to the right when up-top the High Bridge. You’ll see some great shots of the downtown Chicago skyline.