Vendee Globe visits Lyttelton

I was over on Wildwood the other day, just checking up on her after our trip to Japan, and when I was driving home I spotted a huge bright green hull with a very short mast sitting over the other side of the harbour. Being the eagle eyed, sticky beak that I am, I simply…

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I was very excited to have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger award this week by¬† Ellen & Seth from Gone Flatboat. Ellen and Seth have some amazing adventures on their boat Celeste, most recently around Alaska and the Arctic, and they have also circumnavigated on their previous boat. If you don’t already follow their…

Life in Shaky Times

I have been feeling quite numb all week. Not really sure how to process what has happened. Writing seems to help, so here goes. Brain dump… In the early hours of Monday morning 14 November 2016, much of New Zealand was shaken awake by a prolonged and violent earthquake, absolutely devastating a large portion of…

An Island to One Dog

Have you ever read the book “An Island to Oneself” by Tom Neale? If not you should absolutely get yourself a copy and read it. It tells the story of how in the 1960’s a man went and lived all by himself on a deserted tropical island. It is a great read. Fast forward to…

Ready for an Adventure?

If one of your friends knocked on your door right now and said “Lets go on an adventure – you’ve got 1 minute to get ready” could you do it? No one likes waiting around for people faffing about when you are trying to get out the door for an adventure, nor do they like…

Vertigo Sea

The image of a man dressed in a colonial costume standing on a bleak hilltop overlooking a windswept harbour and mountains covered in snow behind caught my eye. The landscape reminded me of Banks Peninsula, but I was to learn later that this picture was taken on the opposite side of the globe. Vertigo Sea…