This was a The Cesspool walk we did near Hokitika, this area reminded me of the film Fern Gully 🥰 I will miss exploring the South Island with @cclark1990. Couple more days and it’s the start of the job and house hunt! But I do get to spend some time with @vee.vi.mi.world first. Can’t wait to squish her!
This day, Emilio and I started hiking at 4:00 am. We’ve done this quite a few times now and there’s one thing I can tell: it is never easy to start, but we’ve never regretted. Actually, we always end up saying “we’re so glad we did it”. The aim of doing this is to see the sunrise and to be alone in places that are popular. The only thing we know for sure is that we will be alone or will see a few people only, but the sunrise is always uncertain. Sometimes the colours aren’t what I would like them to be, but being in the mountains always makes me happy so I never feel ungrateful.
There are things that require a big sacrifice behind, but if you know that they will make you happy you should just do them. Fill your soul with things you love even if it is hard to start, sometimes those things make you feel more rewarded.
What fills your soul?
🐦🌞When in Wanaka have to photograph tree right? Last time I was here in winter at sunrise there were so many photographers I had to resort to entering the freezing cold lake boots and all to get the *perfect* shot😂swipe right for evidence😂This time round it was early afternoon and the place was packed with people wading in the water and the odd person taking a photo🐝🦅
Mom and I travelled to Ascention Wine Gallery in the North Island, NZ, back in ’09 while I researched my middle-grade chapter book series “Peter Little Wing”…we discovered they also have a Big Apple Cafe in the area (residents of Southern Ontario will relate)!
1 2022 January, 2020
My heart explodes with love for this place #nztourism
Hot Tip: do not drink this water that contains rock flour.... unless you want to be sick the next day
After the news of yesterday’s events at Whakaari, we took some time to reflect back on our trip through New Zealand.
Many times we did things that we knew were potentially dangerous but did it any way? Why? Because we want to SEE the world. We want to experience it for everything that it has to offer, the good and bad the safe and unsafe.
But at the time of doing such things you don’t necessarily think of the dangers, especially when you’re struck with awe by the beauty of what is right in front of you.
Our thoughts are with those who are still stuck on the island and with those and their families who have lost their lives so far 🙏🏼 It’s a stark reminder of just how powerful and unpredictable Mother Nature really can be.
This isn’t Whakaari (White Island) but another potentially hazardous location in New Zealand with an active volcano - can anyone guess which volcano is on this plateau?
I was expecting to get my shoulders out to wrestle for a spot to photograph that ever so famous tree in Wanaka after my experiences here during Autumn, but I was pleasantly surprised during this winters morning to find I was the only one here to photograph this spectacular sunrise!