It's been almost a month since we arrived home from our trip back to the UK. England was a wonderful, drunken, emotional blur that happened all too quickly, so much so that I had almost forgotten about our brief encounter with Hong Kong. Last time we visited the UK we were heavily jet lagged and … Continue reading 24 hours in Hong Kong
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It's Saturday morning and the heavens have well and truly opened over Auckland to unleash an ocean of rain, just in time for the weekend. So instead of heading to the beach, I'm staying under my duvet, with Lola at my feet, and using this time to mostly hibernate and reminisce about sunnier times. We've covered … Continue reading Carry on camping: Taranaki
Wellington has been on my hit list for a while, so my pre-birthday weekend was the perfect opportunity for a two day amble around the worlds 'coolest little capital'. As this was such a short trip I wasn't going to bother writing a blog post, but we were surprisingly charmed by the city and I've been talking … Continue reading A weekend in Wellington
Last month I did a ten day tour of the North Island with all my favourite people... surfing, sailing, and summiting mountains. I didn't keep anything in the way of a diary because I was too busy being a tour guide by day and being merry by night. But I did take one million photos, so this blog … Continue reading North Island road trip
It's the morning after the night before and I'm playing my 'permission to be hungover and do nothing' card to update this much neglected blog. Last night we bid farewell to two wonderful human beings who I'm so, so sad to see leave Auckland. New Zealand is such a transient place so we're used to … Continue reading Carry on camping: 90 Mile Beach
It was Matt's turn to pick a camping destination for our Christmas vacay so, of course, he picked one of New Zealand's top surf towns, Gisborne. We booked five nights at Tatapouri Motor Camp between Christmas and New Years Eve. At just over six hours drive from Auckland, it was the furthest spot we had … Continue reading Carry on camping: Gisborne
When you're a list obsessed, plan-everything-ahead, uber organised earthling, having someone take control of the reigns and devise an adventure in such spectacular detail is a breathe of fresh air. This story begins back in September, when a Facebook message popped up from two friends masterminding an overnight tramp to Cape Brett. These are the type of friends … Continue reading Cape Brett, no sweat
We did it! We finally bought ourselves a tent and booked in our first weekend of camping in New Zealand (only took us a year and 8 months!). After emailing one million campsites to check their dog rules, we finally chose Matauri Bay in the 'winterless North' for its beach front camping and charming surroundings. What mostly … Continue reading Carry on camping: Matauri Bay
Last month, spring arrived in Auckland and all that sweet vitamin D beaming down from the sky inspired me to attempt the 'photo per day' challenge on my La Sardina. Unfortunately, spring showers prevailed and grey days don't get me reaching for the camera, so that project faded out pretty quickly. Instead I decided to use the roll … Continue reading Bathing in the purple rain.