Another realm, not far from home 6&7

New Zealand Winter trip DAY SIX Involuntary squeals and giggles erupting as the realization and fear of possibly falling out took over, as we hung out the back of the car on the slow climb up the mountain . The regular stops along the way revealed the remains of some brilliant stone buildings, and the … Read moreAnother realm, not far from home 6&7

Stepping into another realm, not so far from home 5

New Zealand Winter trip DAY FIVE The nomad gene was flaring its head the next day as we headed out for some exploration. Taking the Wanaka to Haast drive we passed some amazing countryside, with the extensive lakes taking the medal for extreme dramatic impact. However I was starting to get the feeling that there … Read moreStepping into another realm, not so far from home 5

Stepping into another realm, not so far from home DAY FOUR

New Zealand Winter trip DAY FOUR We land at the snow field for our second day skiing, and all ready to go……B where is your scarf and snow jacket???? You got to love rentals. I know, I know, he is only 8, but coooome on! Eventually B arrived at the ski lessons grinning with anticipation … Read moreStepping into another realm, not so far from home DAY FOUR

into another realm, not so far from home DAY THREE

New Zealand Winter trip 2015 DAY THREE Have you ever been so cold that you thought the snot dripping from your nose might freeze over….that was me, up before sunrise exploring our new place. Juggling camera, tripod, gloves, timer, tissues and remote all with numb fingers. And still didn’t get a shot worthy of the effort, bummer. … Read moreinto another realm, not so far from home DAY THREE

into another realm, not so far from home DAY TWO

New Zealand Winter trip 2015 DAY TWO. LR and I got up early to do the gym and spa (you probably wouldn’t call it a workout, we had too much fun and not enough sweat). A good start as we had high hopes for our first outing, it was said that we would be going … Read moreinto another realm, not so far from home DAY TWO

Stepping into another realm, not so far from home

A snapshot of a New Zealand winter, its beauty, history, and cold bits. A place of rugged mountains, epic lakes and waterfalls on every turn.   New Zealand Winter trip DAY ONE From beneath the warm cacoon of my blanket I glanced out ……still dark, the clock says 59min, sweet I can snooze for another hour……longest … Read moreStepping into another realm, not so far from home