hello gypsy friends,
i’m writing to you from beneath southern skies – back in my homeland of new zealand for the summer. i feel wildly alive here. with the sun beating down on my face, the heat searing my skin and turning it brown. i am grateful for the chance to explore more of my homeland and would love to share some of it with you.
(links are to a google map reference for those of you who want to see where the photographs were taken)
swimming just after sunrise in the cool waters of nydia bay in the pelorous sound, there was nowhere else i wanted to be.
the tongariro crossing has been on my list for a long while.
this trip home i got to do this far-too-fantastic-for-words walk with my beloved and my mother-in-law.
finding solace in the wind.
this life-sized statue by max patte (an english sculptor) graces the wellington waterfront.
a fun sculpture, designed by daniel clifford, recently installed beside the river in wanganui
the shack, nydia bay.
where we spent three days with friends, off-grid, to farewell 2010 and welcome 2011
sunset, owhiro bay
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