Category Archives: Southland

Mustering Courage at Lake Rere

Zebras, when pursued by hungry carnivores, must only outrun one of their mates to remain alive. ┬áThus 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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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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The Kepler

“As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all person. Speak your truth quiet and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they … Continue reading

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Commitment

“Definition of Commitment: When you find a way over every hurdle in your path and nothing but success is an option” – Polly Letofsky I grabbed a pen and scrawled on my itinerary “I am fucking nuts!” Today I would … Continue reading

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Finding peace in chaos

“Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence” – Max Ehrmann, Desiderata Stewart Island is a beautiful place to find solitude and quiet. There are only 30,000 visitors annually to the … Continue reading

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