The car is parked. In fact I have run out of road! Have arrived at Wharariki Beach on the north-west tip of the South Island. It’s been a while since I have been to the beach. This wasn’t a day for deckchairs and sunloungers though. Although sunny, it’s a little cool so wont be topping up the … More Sundown
What a difference a day makes, or in this case 2. I took these photographs 2 days apart at the same time each morning! Ok I will stop talking about the weather, but seriously, if anybody is planning a trip to New Zealand, prepare to be flexible with your plans as they may change a … More What a difference a day makes
A number of people had recommended the Muller Hut track in Mt Cook. However at this time of year crampons and an ice axe are recommended so it became ruled out for me. However I ventured up the track anyway to see just how far I could get without them! The track starts on the flat … More Leaving one undone
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 got a little apprehensive thinking about my first refresher dive. But as so often happens, I went out the night before for a quiet bite to eat and it turned into a late night with new friends and the local rum punch so when I woke up and went to the dive shop there … More I did it!
The Stirling Ranges. My last stop of the roadtrip before I get to Perth. I find it amusing that I started this trip on the beach looking up at the clouds and I’m ending it on the top of a mountain with my head in them! If this is what happens in three short months … More Mountain Fun
Have been clocking up a few km on the road lately and alarmingly have an increasing familiarity with Rod Stewart’s back catalogue, as he’s all over the radio, so I thought it was time to retreat to what’s familiar and hit the beach for a few days. In the meantime, here are some pictures I … More Postcards from the road