Into the Deep- From Milford Sound to the Caitlins

“No filter!” Rob exclaimed as he enthusiastically thrust his phone in front of my face. The screen showed emerald blue waters with craggy mountains blanketed in rainforest rising out of the waters. It was Milford Sound in the Fiordland National Park. A jewel of natural beauty; it is one of the only fiords easily accessible to the public. Kipling, the author…

Bone Carving with a Side of Pancakes

Pancakes. Fluffy, home style warm pancakes served with crispy bacon, caramelised bananas and smothered in maple syrup. That was our incentive for an early start from the picturesque YHA in Westport where the weather was less than enticing. I am not even sure where most of us thought we would put the pancakes. I had…