Friday Photo: The Path Ahead

South Island New Zealand Coast

Staring at a desktop full of half written blog posts. pictures that need editing, stories that need editing, and thoughts that need finalizing.  So many ideas floating about, but my mind has been on so many other matters that I’ve been terribly bad about finishing and posting all that I should have already.  There are going to be some changes work … [Read more...]

Friday Photo: On the road to Paradise

Road to Paradise, New Zealand

I feel very far from home right now.  At least mentally and soon also physically.  My mind has been a mush of decisions, desires, confusion, and fear.  I’m on the edge of trying to do something to shake things up a little bit and I’m both really exciting and really scared.  I suppose the best things in life are always those that make us fear the … [Read more...]

Friday Photo: Hanging out on Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier - New Zealand

I love New Zealand.  Honestly when I first got there I wondered what took me so long to visit.  It is just an amazing place, particularly the South Island (the only island I visited sadly).  It felt like a huge national park interrupted by towns along the way.  I spent a night out in the glacier area and spent the day doing a tour of the glaciers.  … [Read more...]

Friday Photo: On top of Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier - New Zealand

It didnt quite feel like summer anymore being up on top of the Glaciers over in New Zealand.  There are two big glacier's in the area, Fox and Franz Josef.  I decided to hike on Fox Glacier, but stay in the town of Franz Josef.  Why?  I'm not totally sure, but I'm overall glad I took the time to go hiking on a Glacier.  My first time on a glacier … [Read more...]

Friday Photo: Nap Time

Sea Lion -- Kaikoura, New Zealand

Wandering around Kaikoura was nice this time of year.  Sadly I didn't get to do as much in town as I hoped to, but I took a walk out along the peninsula and came across this napping sea lion.  He seems to be just hanging out enjoying the nice weather. … [Read more...]

Swimming with Dolphins in Akaroa


I unfortunately missed my chance while in Kaikoura to swim with the Dolphins and I thought I would have no other chance to do it.  But I arrived in Christchurch I had found at my hostel that there was an opportunity to swim with the Dolphins in Akaroa I knew I didn't want to miss the opportunity.  So I booked a tour with Black Cat cruises and took … [Read more...]