This site has a collection of posts, mainly about travel, but also other topics authored by members of the Jones and Haden-Jones family currently living in New York and New Zealand.

Downtown from Manhattan Bridge

Recent Posts

  • New York, arriving
    Long trip of 17 hours went by rather nicely after all and we both got a decent sleep too. One piece of luggage never arrived but they found it stuck in a chute somewhere eventually. Other than that JFK was efficient and the yellow cab driver helpful. We recovered pretty quickly and on the Saturday […]
  • Desktops 1
    I have a number of photos that I have used as desktops on various computers. Most of them hold some memory or have a background of some meaning for me. The quality of the photos however, is quite variable. In this occasional series I will describe some of those. We might sub-title this one “tranquility”.
  • Tabitha Cambodia
    Today I heard from Janne Ritskes that Tabitha Cambodia is closing down.  Janne says the reasons are: “Covid has had a significant impact on Cambodia and on our projects as it has worldwide. The level of donations to Tabitha Cambodia have fallen significantly over the last two and a half years. Many staff have had […]
  • South Again – Day 28/29
    An overcast day with a little, thin drizzle. After a splendid breakfast at the Neighbourhood Cafe we set out for Lake Wairarapa. The granola was amazing. We followed the signs to Lake Ferry which turns out to be on Lake Onoke where it meets the Southern Ocean at Palliser Bay. We were watching a stick […]