Petrified forest

One of the main reasons to visit Curio Bay in the Catlins, New Zealand is the petrified forest. It’s pretty amazing when you realise there used to be a huge forest and you can still see the petrified remains, wood structure and all, when you walk around. This is also the area where Yellow-eyed penguins comeContinue reading “Petrified forest”

Yellow-eyed penguin

On an organised trip to the Otago Peninsula, near Dunedin, we went to look at Yellow-eyed penguins coming to shore early in the evening. Yellow-eyed penguins (Maori name ‘Hoiho’) are a rare and endangered species of penguins native to New Zealand. I think they are absolutely amazing and unlike any other penguins I’d seen before.Continue reading “Yellow-eyed penguin”

I’m going on an adventure!

‘I’m going on an adventure‘ is seriously the first thing that comes to mind when I know I’ll be travelling again. I love travelling and I love planning for my travels. I pretty much never go on an ‘organised three week holiday’, simply because travelling for me means venturing off into the unknown and discoveringContinue reading “I’m going on an adventure!”

My head in the clouds

I love cloudy skies and sunlight. The combination of these two can create the most wonderful sky paintings. I can stare at them forever in delight. I mean, look at this shot! 🙂 I took this photo at Hopewell, aka that most amazing hostel in the Kenepuru of the South Island of New Zealand. AContinue reading “My head in the clouds”

Painting the sky

I have a weakness for evening skies where the setting sun colours the clouds in the sky. I can look at it for ages. Back home, my bedroom window faces west, so on a good day I can always see the setting sun until it disappeares behind the houses. The way the sunlight plays with cloudsContinue reading “Painting the sky”

A picture on the wall

Another shot of Mt. Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand. I took this photo during my first trip to New Zealand in 2005. I took the Intercity bus to Christchurch via Mt. Cook village and the bus driver was kind enough to stop at this spot, so we could take a photo of thisContinue reading “A picture on the wall”

Top 10 things to see and do in New Zealand

Everybody that has ever visited New Zealand will probably agree with me that it’s an amazing country. The nature, the space, the people…it’s a special piece of stunning beauty. To those that have never visited the ‘land of the long white cloud’: you are missing out! 😉 I understand that it’s not possible for everyoneContinue reading “Top 10 things to see and do in New Zealand”

Spread your wings and fly

Another shot taken at beautiful Hopewell Lodge. I can’t get enough of this place and I know I’ll be back there some day! I was enjoying the scenery from the stone ‘jetty’/steps at Hopewell. This shag was sitting on one of the poles, getting ready to take flight. I guess I took a photo of theContinue reading “Spread your wings and fly”