One of the most amazing trips I’ve been lucky enough to go on was to New Zealand over Christmas and New Year in 2013/14. Towards the end of our trip we went on a boat trip on Milford Sound. We had great weather on the first day, kayaking and swimming from the boat. Taking pictures of the waterfalls that cascade down the sides of the fjords. The next morning we woke up to mist and rain and fog. A totally different experience.
In 2013 we travelled to New Zealand for the first (and, so far, only) time. The North island was fantastic, but I fell in love with the South Island. I took this shot in the five minutes I had on the top of Roy’s Peak where a helicopter had landed whilst the pilot let us have a quick look round. I ran around like a headless chicken, camera and tripod on my shoulder looking to capture as many views as possible. I think this is my favourite. I hope you like it.
I’m surprised I captured this with my phone. I’m pretty pleased with how nicely it came out. Pancake rocks is on the west coast of the South Island in New Zealand and is an amazing place to visit.
Near the ruined cathedral and regeneration area of Christchurch, I saw these collections of pebbles and stones with wishes for the rebuilding of Christchurch following its awful earthquake.
A special site for Maoris in Auckland.
Sumner near Christchurch, New Zealand
We went to so many wonderful places and saw such amazing sights, it is hard to pick a favourite image, but this is my favourite today. Take towards the light over Lake Hawea on the drive into Wanaka.