Karamea and the Heaphy Track

I could get used to this. Waking up next to the beach after falling asleep while staring up at the stars is starting to become my second favorite thing (after food, of course).  Unfortunately I doubt we’ll get this opportunity much longer, as we’re slotted to leave the country in a very short period of [Read more…]


On our drive down the West Coast we stopped at a popular spot called Punakaiki where the Pancake Rocks are. As we were walking in we saw this semi-important looking man (he’s the one partly covered up by the camera man, not the baldy eating ice cream in the back) and a guy with an [Read more…]

Westport Seal Colony

When we got to Westport we stopped at a beach with a short hike to a seal colony.  We made peanut butter and banana sandwiches for lunch, loaded Carter up in the carrier and started the hike. The hike to the lookout was beautiful.  We were told beforehand that there probably wouldn’t be any seal [Read more…]

Driving to West Coast, New Zealand

Driving to West Coast, New Zealand

Being in Nelson, NZ, we have a few advantages.  Advantage #1 is the good weather, which we haven’t really been able to experience much of.  Advantage #2 is the proximity to the most beautiful places in the entire country. Today’s adventure took us from our home in Nelson to Westport, New Zealand, a city that [Read more…]