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True North

A lot of people like to say that they’re ‘in between jobs’, but I actually am. With a new job starting in early December, there’s a recipe at hand; a window of time and an island to the north that’s yet to be explored.

I’m excited to do some longer hikes and ‘tramps’, swim in fresh water, maybe catch a trout and surf in the salt. I was tempted to stay on the South Island and see more of what it has to offer but I’m not sure when an opportunity to see the North Island might come up again.

The last couple of days have been spent making sure the vegetable garden is set up enough so it won’t soak up all Elena’s time while I’m gone and packing everything I’ll need while trying to travel as light as I can. Having varied interests such as surfing, photography, tramping, camping, fishing and climbing means the kilos of gear adds up pretty quickly.

The loose plan is to spend a few days heading towards the ferry, Wellington for a day and then north to Tongariro National Park. After that it’ll be based on the weather and who else I can meet up with along the way. If you’re following me on Instagram and interested in getting together to take some photos, sling me a message!

So, I’m off for a couple of weeks. In the meantime, pick radishes and push portra.

Pick radishes, push portra


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