Category Archives: Tramping

A tramp in Siberia Valley Mt Aspiring National Park NZ

What a blessing to have a few days off work – then to allow myself the time to wander the areas of wilderness in and around Makarora and the Wilkin Valley. Times of peace and solitude – to enjoy and … Continue reading

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In the hills high above Poolburn …

Over the past few days I have had the delight of discovering a part of Central Otago which, although I lived near, had never had opportunity to visit. The Poolburn Dam is a popular fishing spot over the hill from … Continue reading

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When motivation disappears

Motivation? What’s that? I find I do have motivation in abundance for tramping, for wandering along the mountain passes, for walking in the countryside with friends at the weekend. But motivation for my daily jogs, the exercise machine, the planned … Continue reading

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A stroll to the summit of Rocky Mountain

Although the weather forecast was not considered great for tramping, I decided that maybe a day walk would be just the ticket for this Sunday afternoon while in Wanaka, Central Otago. The sun was shining, a few clouds here and … Continue reading

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It could be a ?

A couple of weeks ago I drove to Naseby, a little town in Central Otago. Its a beautiful area, just off the main road. Naseby gets quite busy as the summer heats up and holidays begin, but when I was … Continue reading

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Living simply or simply living?

I breathed in the true nature smells, heard the birds in the trees and listened intently to the passing streams. It occurred to me that here, in the magic of the outdoors, in the rugged hills and valleys, nature has … Continue reading

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Seven days off … such a treat.

For such a varied week, I filled the boot of my car with everything that I thought I may require. A tramp through mountains and beside the calm streams, then a hike along still snow topped mountains. That was day … Continue reading

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