Monica Moriyasu-Brown, Jacksonville, Florida Member Since March 2014 Artist Statement Though I am a New Zealander, I have lived almost half of my life outside of my country of birth. My husband and I are currently living aboard our 57ft Motor Yacht in the USA. We achieved our 2014 goal of completing 'America's Great Loop' in our boat, and are now contemplating our next goals and challenges. We get so much pleasure from photographing the natural world on our travels, and sharing those images with others. We feel fortunate to be able to 'live the good life' and document the thrills and challenges that life throws our way. We spent 2 weeks on Maui, Hawaii and 5 weeks in New Zealand in March/April,2015, and then in France on a Work Vacation at a Chateau and Manoir in Brittany, through the month of September, 2015. Our one week in Paris at the beginning of October saw us wanting to return to this beautiful country. In 2016 we spent 9 weeks house-sitting in Brittany and Barge and Dog sitting in Burgundy, late 2016 which gave us plenty of opportunity to visit the Loire valley with it's stunning Chateau and for more interesting photos and challenges. Stand by for more travel and Photos.