Saturday afternoon was a totally new experience for me… We did some clay pigeon shooting! I had never held a gun until earlier this year, and that was a tiny little air rifle, this however was a bit bigger (I have the bruise on my shoulder to prove it!) I was totally useless, but after… Read More Now for something completely different…
Our first Saturday off together in a few weeks, and with a new addition to our auto-family, decided to go for an early morning drive 🙂 The weather has been pretty miserable most of the week, but today it is stunningly beautiful, with barely a cloud in the sky! We headed up towards Mt Somers… Read More Saturday Adventures
Took a drive up to Methven last night. I really love this little town, it is the skiing hub in the area and is just so quaint but exciting! It was dark and cold, but managed to get a few shots before giving up and running back to the car! The snow had obviously fallen… Read More Let it Snow (Part 2)
Snow! Our first snow storm rolled in yesterday afternoon and lasted all night into this morning. Here in Ashburton it was followed by a lot of rain so not too much to show for it now, but up on the mountain they had over a meter of the white stuff. Where I work is a… Read More Let it Snow!
Im still enjoying my new camera immensely and having fun trying out new settings and styles and attempting to learn more about photography. Today (a blissful, long awaited Sunday) was no exception. We took a drive to nearby Lake Hood, a man made lake designed to give the people of Ashburton a little slice of luxury… Read More Lake Hood
Better late than never… Footage from my Dolphin Encounter in Kaikoura at the beginning of May, one of the best experiences of my life!! Tour Operators website: http://www.dolphinencounter.co.nz I would definitely recommend them, the day was a great experience from start to finish because of their attentive approach. They really know what they are doing!!
Today we went for an afternoon drive up to Mt Hutt to finally explore the mountains around us. For such a mild day, it was freezing up at the top of the mountain! It was also a good opportunity to play around with my new camera 😛 Wilson had to stop for a quick break… Read More Monday Mountain Adventure
Today as part of my birthday treats we visited the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch, it was awesome! I am so intrigued by the Arctic and Antarctic, so I was totally in my element. There was oodles of information about all the science and research, expeditions and wildlife, along with Hagglund rides and a Penguin… Read More Camera’s first outing: Penguin Extravaganza!
Going to start by mentioning how amazing the sky is around here! Everyday we get stunning colours and light on the mountains. Managed to snap the above picture this morning, absolutely amazing colours! It was my birthday yesterday, 26, mid 20’s is morphing into late 20’s… Eeek! I had a lovely day and the main… Read More Entering my late 20’s…
Last Saturday I took part in Marine Mammal Medic training through the amazing charity, Project Jonah. If you haven’t heard of them and have any interest in marine mammals, you should definitely check them out, I will add a link to their website at the end of this entry. They focus on helping marine mammals… Read More Whale of a time!