I love going off the beaten track, especially when the bundu bashing leads to such a great surprise at the end! The blow hole at Whiritoa on the Coromandel was just that. Well worth the scrambling hike.
The past four months as a full-time housesitter have been interesting and enlightening for me. Moving from house to house and learning about the pets I will be caring for is challenging and takes a bit of getting used to. But things are falling into place as I learn to live this new lifestyle.
I was thrilled to learn I won Outdoor Writers Association of California’s (OWAC) award for Best Outdoor Magazine Feature. I wrote Civilization in the Distance for Sailing Magazine last year.
Last week in New Zealand! Then it's on the Southern California and back-to-back house sitting jobs. And the decision whether to go north for the rest of the summer, or stay in SoCal. Decisions, decisions.
I leave New Zealand in 2 weeks after taking it easy for my allotted 6 month stay. Now it's #housesitting #vanlife #newlife at grannytravels as I make plans to move into another adventure.
We spent a magical day at the Redwood Treewalk, first walking the suspension bridges during the day and later, coming back to the spectacular night walk, with 30, giant lights suspended between the towering, giant trees.