…to be lost is to be fully present, and to be fully present is to be capable of being in uncertainty and mystery. And one does not get lost but loses oneself, with the implication that it is a conscious choice, a chosen surrender…Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost
Travelling up the east coast we took a slight deatour to check out the famous Moeraki Boulders. Location: HERE Geologists inform us that this scattering of septarian calcite spheres ( some up to two metres across) formed around 65 million years ago. According to Maori history, these boulders are the remains of calabashes, kumaras and…
Sweet as, bro
After some bitterly cold (but totally worth it) days in the mountains, today we woke to a New Zealand spring stunner. And to cap it all off, this is our free campsite for tonight. Location: Here It is, as the Kiwis say, ’sweet as bro’ (pronounced: sweet is brew).
Our first earthquake
For our first dinner out since starting the trip we visited ‘Winnie’s’ a pizza bar in Queenstown that had an eclectic retro-sports bar vibe, and more importantly a large open fireplace. Here I quickly wolfed down a large veggo and a pint of Tomahawk beer, and then another pint. This induced a decidedly frisky and…