Category: Nelson & Marlborough

15 Mar

The Queen Charlotte

The Queen Charlotte

As I trudge up the steep incline, my leg muscles screaming and my lungs out of breath, I ask myself for possibly the hundredth time that day, What did I get myself into? Four of my companions are at least ten metres ahead of me now, and seem to be managing the uphill walk with far more ease. Sounds of [...]

22 Feb

Up a Lazy River

Up a lazy river

I’m constantly taken aback by the simple┬ánatural beauty of New Zealand. Driving from city to city is in itself a scenic experience as you meander through mountain ranges, farmlands, and rivers. Our drive from Christchurch to Nelson, where we would spend the night before going on the Queen Charlotte, was exactly that. Ben, our awesome Kiwi friend, in the driver’s [...]

22 Feb

Lost… and found.

I leave something behind at every place we stop at. If I had to make a list of items I’ve forgotten to take with me when I’ve packed and left… well let’s just say it will not be a short list.┬áI am quite absentminded at times. Most of things I’ve forgotten though are small ticket items like foodstuff or toiletries, [...]