The second visual documentation of the struggle to hidden lake. We saw the lake, filled the camel backs, took one photo (for evidence) then headed back over the rock field and down the hill to shelter.Read more "Hidden Lake – Part 2, Chiaroscuro"
Three pieces of Sumner beach in the summer – a playground, a plant, and the clouds rolling in.Read more "Sumner Beach – Ektar 100"
An old and short adventure that demonstrates why a steely grey sky is one of my all time favourite things to look at (especially if it’s twofold).Read more "Fiord Throwback"
Rainy days, blue skies – window seatRead more "Rain"
We stayed in a place which, sans low cloud, boasts prime views of Fujisan. As we left on a mission(to eat some delicious Ramen) a fellow guest yelled out what could only be interpreted as “You going to climb Mt Fuji?!” followed by roaring laughter from him and his mates. Classic yarns.Read more "Couldn’t see Mt Fuji. Still had a good time."
Swim/ SunRead more "Mono beach"
Every Summer, an elite group of foragers raid this secret spot. They risk scratches and take on thorns. Jam, cakes and fistfuls of blackberries are well worth the risk. Eating while picking is compulsory.Read more "Here we go gathering blackberries."
Pure magic. At each corner I thought this is as close as we will be, and then we were closer.Read more "Monkey + Friends"
Japan. Blew my mind. Such a beautiful place full of genuinely lovely, helpful people. Delicious food, infrastructure that is efficiency personified and some unexpected wilderness in between the cities, but they’re all stories for another post.Read more "Osaka + Amagasaki"
Botanic Gardens exist to protect biodiversity, aid scientific research, support conservation and contribute to a whole lot of good things. Noble pursuits indeed. I just like looking at them.Read more "Christchurch Botanic Gardens -Tropical Greenhouse"