Onwards

Two months in Oamaru, three months in New Zealand, four months travelling. Time has passed and was well spent. Not every day can be a sunny one, naturally, but this is the journey that I’d always dreamed of. While not all things worked out according to the master plan, the winding roads and diversions have … More Onwards

The Grand Traverse

Welcome to  the world’s very own wonderland, expected and unexpected beauty and the freedom of travel. A traverse right across the south island with the most epic landscapes en route lay ahead when I left Greymouth southbound. It would turn into a week of most intense voyage, to remind me of why this is my … More The Grand Traverse

Wondercoast

A new beginning. The big upset in Kaikoura meant burying all plans and starting all over again. How to get on with your travel life after things have been turned upside down, the certainty of solid ground erased? How to leave people that have become so dear in just a week? To start with, our … More Wondercoast

A Rocky Start

Dear New Zealand, we had a bit of a rough time to start with. Despite the ups and downs I am ready to love you like the day I arrived. Just next time before you take me on the extra shaker adventure, would you mind asking before? I appreciate your hospitality of full catering and … More A Rocky Start

Evergreen

Perhaps it’s too early to play with superlatives. Yet, returning after three years, I still want to call Tofino my favourite place on Earth. Cold, wet, windy, perfect – except for those epic fall days of blasting sunshine that welcomed us first. In four days we would actually experience all the five seasons of West … More Evergreen

Storm-locked

… on the island when all ferry sailings are cancelled. Thank you, typhoon Songda. Tofino post coming soon if we are spared from power outages tonight, for a change. This is adventure travel. 🙂

Homecoming

This island had been calling me constantly over three years, since it had become my second home. A reception in style were about four orca whales during the passage from Powell River to Comox, Vancouver Island. Even up so close to the ferry! Fair enough, as the whale watching season was already  finished officially. A … More Homecoming