Good afternoon beautiful people! It’s a rainy Sunday afternoon, and the weather outside is what my mum would call “gorgeously ugly weather”, perfect to stay in and get some writing done. Summer so far has been gorgeous, life is happening and feels like there is no time left in my days. This weekend I took … More Hiking Solo
If you read my ramblings you might remember how I did mention Mount Fishtail few times(I was looking for the bottom hut HERE)…I dreamed about it, I feared it, I have been looking at it from the window of my lab the last two years, it doomed me…and the 17th of January I made it … More Promise kept, Mount Fishtail conquered
Few weekends ago, for some reason I haven’t quite understood yet, I wanted to get out of my quite-warm-for-kiwi-standards house, to go on a short mission. Qualche fine settimana fa, per ragioni a me ancora sconosciute, decido di evadere dal quasi calore della nostra casetta per una breve missione. …e continua in Italiano Winter is … More Rarangi to Whites Bay track
What about you make your mind to reach a destination and then you get there and it’s not enough, you are not happy and you want more, see more, walk more, hike higher? That was exactly the day… Hai presente quel momento in cui scegli una destinazione e poi quando ci arrivi non ti basta? … More Flying over Lake Rotoiti
Did you ever had to read a map? Like you are stuck in a forest and you are loosing your hopes to hit destination? That’s exactly what I mean… Siete mai stati costretti a leggere una mappa? Una mappa vera, una mappa fatta di carta, quella carta che non riesci mai a ripiegare nello stesso modo, … More Wakamarina Track going toward Mount Baldy
I will reach the top of Mount Fishtail, sooner or later, it’s on my bucket list. Weekends ago I decided to explore the start of the track. I had a warm Sunday ahead, lots of time to spend by myself and the will to explore. Studying the DOC a plan made its way in my … More Where is my hut?
In Maori Rawhiti means sunrise. The name comes from the special exposition the cave has to the light, it causes a significant twilight-zone flora rich in phitokarst, as is very well described HERE. I happened to be in Takaka few weeks ago, had not much time and needed an easy hike to fit in the … More Rawhiti Cave