Climbing Mt Fuji was unlike anything I've ever done. Every aspect of the climb was memorable. Getting our walking sticks branded. Lucking out with clear skies that let us see every star during our night climb. Walking by the surprising number of convenience stores on the trail up. Being involved in a traffic jam of … Continue reading Remarkable Ordinary
Ah, June. A great month. Possibly even the best one. Ok, so, I'm a bit biased seeing as it's also my birth month.. but, you have to agree, it is pretty good! It is usually a time when I'm loving the scent of lilacs blooming, longer days and late spring temperatures (warmer, but not too hot … Continue reading Winter Solace
About halfway up the steep climb on the Sealy Tarns Track, struggling to catch my breath and feeling overheated, I inevitably wonder why I'm doing this. I hate the ups. I always do. Especially when the climb is straight up - with stairs. I am not a natural climber and have never had great endurance. … Continue reading Destination: Awesome.
- Do you know when you'll be leaving New Zealand? Do you have that itinerary with you? - No. I haven't decided that yet. But I'll be there about 4-5 weeks. - So, you have no outbound flight? - No, I don't. - Well, then, do you have your entry Visa for that? - Um, … Continue reading Moody Melbourne to Colourful Christchurch
Walking for hours yesterday, I wandered through the neighbourhoods of Newtown and Glebe. It was both nothing extraordinary and everything awesome! I have been surprised by Sydney and how old this city is. I guess I expected it to be so much newer and younger... I'm not even sure why. But the art deco buildings … Continue reading something New, something Blue