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The Last Week in New Zealand

“How wild it was, to let it be.” -Cheryl Strayed, Wild 

Cheryl Strayed’s quote encompasses the feeling of the past week and a half – my last days in this country and the end of a summer away from the comforts and security of home. 377 more words

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There And Back Again, Post 5: Axe Or Sword?

From Wellington, we travelled to the South Island, where we stayed in Picton, Nelson, Greymouth, visited the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, drove to Methven, Kaikoura and Christchurch, and travelled to Hamner Springs and Twizel and hiked to Mount Cook, New Zealand highest mountain. 562 more words


Arrival in Queenstown... Climbing Ben Lomond

So after a lovely couple of days in Wanaka, we then started what should have been one of our shortest journeys to Queenstown, however being Friday 13th, luck was not on our side and we broke down and had to wait 3 hrs to be picked up by another bus… joy! 147 more words


Its a tough job but someone has to do it - Queenstown, New Zealand

So I again get to spend a couple of weeks for work in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand.   Like I say, it’s a tough job but someone has to do it. 300 more words


The Journey to Glenorchy (Or Middle-Earth, if you've watched Lord of the Rings)

Our third day in Queenstown (yes, I’m starting with the third day) was my favourite. James took the car and we headed north towards Glenorchy, a frontier town with a reputation as ridiculously far-reaching as Hollywood. 345 more words


A second day in Queenstown... and beyond.

Jetboating in Queenstown

Jetshoeing in Queenstown

Walking Lake Wakatipu

On the road to Glenorchy



Clouds coming in

This is a watercolour sketch of clouds coming over the mountains towards Lake Wakatipu in the autumn. It was a lovely sunny day and moments later some of the hills disappeared and the clouds came in: time for the boats to seek shelter.

Watercolour, 13 by 11cm