Date Archives January 2007

Utopian Kaikoura

The trip from Picton to Kaikoura was varied and spectacular in spots. Heading out of Picton the scenery quickly transitions from those rich green ...

Update From New Zealand

I was asked about what the hostels have been like. Wow, there’s so much variation from one to the next. They’ve all been clean and ...

Dolphin Dance

Upon arrival at Kaikoura, I immediately went to the Dolphin Encounter meeting centre. When I’d made the booking back home I had pictured ...

Don’t Forget Your Shoes

The drive from Waitomo to Rotorua was pleasant with some spectacular hills and mountains. One really steep hill by the side of the road had a ...

A Constellation of Worms

A Scotch mist greeted me on my arrival at Waitomo Caves this morning. The Maori tour guide offered a number of interesting facts and figures, not ...

Good Morning Auckland

I have a feeling that when Adrian Cronauer was bellowing out a similar phrase to the troops in Vietnam he was probably doing it with a lot more ...

Raw Photographs

I’m off to New Zealand shortly to do some hiking and practice my landscape photography. While my hope is to report on my experiences ...