It had been so long since I had last been here, so it was each of us who wondered what was down the dusty road on the left
or the path to the north
We made a landing on Observation Beach, named after the observatory set up there by Dumont D'Urville nearly 186 years ago to the day (16th January 1827), and I felt almost as if we were discovering this land for the first time.
When a storm blew through cutting the power, it provided a good excuse to play card games and scrabble in the candlelight.
And when the clear skies returned, the night shone brilliantly, filled with dust and light, meteors and satellites, whole worlds and us, just looking up
(from left: Matariki, Jupiter, Orion)