I read an article the other night in a local magazine that debated the merits of hiking alone. Opinions were mixed, safety was a primary concern, or not for some as it can be easily managed with preparation. In the heart of the article was the bigger question, why do we hike? One person interviewed spoke about … More Admiring the little things
It was one of those choices, will I or won’t I? The rain was heavy and not easing, clouds almost touching my ankles and the wind had me bent sideways, do I go on a cruise on Milford Sound? I had already waited a day or two hoping for a change in the weather, but … More Your perspective is everything
I was filing photographs and dwelled on these from the Milford Track that all contain reflections of a sort. I liked that as a theme so here you go………. Took these two early on Day 4 at a spot known as ‘The Boat Shed’ – loved the light There are many lakes and pools … More Reflections
I have struggled somewhat with this post. My original intent was to share my experience of the remainder of the Milford Track hike with you. However this week a hiker has died on the track after getting swept away on a river crossing. Knowing this happened within days of me being in the same place has … More Milford Track
Once described as the finest walk in the world, the Milford Track is one of New Zealand’s most popular walks, with approximately 14,000 people completing the track each year and I am now one of them. Throughout the Great Walks season, the track is heavily regulated. There is a maximum of 90 walkers per day … More Alone in the woods
A friend recently told me that while she is looking forward to seeing me when I get back to Australia, she does not want to spend hours being bored by my photographs. So Kirsty this post is for you, I’ll bore you now instead. I have taken soooooooo many photographs since I have gotten to New Zealand even … More Shutterbug
While I have been on many hikes here, I was yet to tackle any of New Zealand’s 9 Great Walks. Cannot imagine I will get through them all on this trip but hopefully will manage a few! The great walks are billed as “premier tracks that pass through some of New Zealand’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. From … More A GREAT walk…….
I’m in Fiordland! Fiordland National Park in the south-western corner of New Zealand was established in 1952 and covers an area of 1,260,740 hectares. Wont be so easy to easy it all! Most of the area is dominated by the Southern Alps, deep lakes, steep valleys and it’s wet – very wet. The official number is … More Doubtful Sound