Forget the shops. On a sunny Spring Sunday (don’t try and say that too many times in a row) in Wellington, the only place to be is by the water. Here’s why: Wellington Writers Walk There are 23 quotes to find…here are… Read More

Good morning from Wellington…. Ok, it’s actually good morning from Sydney, but these are a few shots from a good morning in Wellington walk along the harbour front just a week or so ago.  

Today, it’s all about the views… The view at brekky… Breakfast was at River Kitchen. In case the name isn’t a giveaway, it’s on the river. I had eggs benedict and wrote in my journal. And afterwards, a walk along the river… Read More

The first leg of our mini road trip is Wellington to Nelson. We’ll be doing the Wellington-Picton leg by sea, and Picton to Wellington by way of little red rental- and my friend’s driving. The Crossing. I’ve pushed myself hard into the… Read More

The waters of Te Waikoropüpü represent the lifeblood of Papatüänuku (Earth Mother) and the tears of Ranginui (Sky Father). The spiritual and physical survival of all things is dependant on the maintenance of the mauri (life force), wairua (spirit), mana (power) and tapu… Read More

Excuse me a moment while I indulge in a memorable oyster moment. In front of me are six of the plumpest, creamiest, tasting of the sea-iest oysters I’ve had since a Bluff Oyster moment in Queenstown. In fact, these ones could possible… Read More

Entry from my travel journal 28/2/14… Here’s the thing… I’ve always had this weird thing about heights. At the same time I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie and first in line for the seriously fast and high rides at the Easter… Read More

I have a really big decision to make- Milford Sound or Abel Tasman next…or perhaps that walk near Invercargill that I can never remember the name of…is it Humpbridge? Anyways, while browsing for info yesterday, I found an article about the pleasure… Read More

A good lip balm can’t be rated highly enough. The same goes for sunscreen- the sky is closer and the air purer here. Very little tastes better than water running from a clean mountain stream. Sometimes downhill all the way isn’t a… Read More

another entry from my diary… There was almost a party atmosphere in the lodge this morning. We all know that this is it- just 10kms between us and the end. Just 3-4 hours of walking and, aside from leaving camp (and I… Read More