Author Archives: Juliet Jones

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Beauty is everywhere, if you but open your eyes

Mustering Courage at Lake Rere

Zebras, when pursued by hungry carnivores, must only outrun one of their mates to remain alive.  Thus I was recently disappointed to find that it was I, that had been outrun, whilst in the cross hairs of an angry beast … Continue reading

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Catching a Weather Window in Fiordland

Planning trips around the weather has never been as problematic as it was this Summer, and as the calendar flipped over to January, my son and I found ourselves in one of the dampest places on earth – Fiordland. Our … Continue reading

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Sunset over Glenorchy

McIntosh Loop Track, Whakaari Conservation Area It’s well known that Otago’s history is steeped in gold. What is less well known, is that the area was also mined for scheelite – a shiny metallic ore discovered in the 1880s and … Continue reading

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Pipes and Crags

Twenty minutes. That’s all it takes to reach Wye Creek, from the seething mass of tourists that makes Queenstown equally vibrant as it is overwhelming. I had many times passed the benign little sign on the road verge 20 minutes … Continue reading

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Otawa Trig Track

Looking for somewhere new and interesting to take my trail running adventures I found this trail on nzwalksinfo website.  Trig Track in Otawa Scenic Reserve is one of the most out-of-the-way trails within the Papamoa Hills area.  Granted, it was a little … Continue reading

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One (TOO MANY) Square Meals

I broke off a small piece of the OSM, rolled it into a small sheep-shit sized ball, and simultaneously threw it into the back of my mouth along with a large swig of water, careful that the OSM did not … Continue reading

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A Summer with the Birds

If you’re not yet a Mahi Aroha fan, you should be!  My family and I again took full advantage of this year’s summer programme, and our choices this year had a decidedly birdie flavour. Kids today learn a lot about … Continue reading

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