Even the flowers are depressed

I’ve had enough of winter already, thank you thank you… It’s never really been my cuppa, even when I was a kid in the northern hemisphere in the wilds of upstate New York where the snows fell 4 feet deep and snowdays meant you got to play outside in it all day long in theContinue reading “Even the flowers are depressed”

After the Storm

The last day of our week-long stay on the South Island. We’d had perfect weather every day – but this morning awoke to heavy cloud cover and light rain. We decided not to take the Crown Road from Wanaka to Queenstown as it crosses the Crown Range and conditions can change very suddenly, leaving theContinue reading “After the Storm”

Waiting for a ship

I’ve waited for a lot of ships, in all kinds of ports and in all kinds of storms. They do show up from time to time. I guess the important thing is to make sure  that… hmmm… what can you be sure of? That you have a ticket? That it’s carrying what you need? ThatContinue reading “Waiting for a ship”

A Delicate Moment

I love Vanuatu – 83 islands in the South Pacific, a tropical blend of Melanesian, Europeans and Asian cultures. I’ve visited twice and would do so again in a heartbeat. The people are friendly and generous and open and you feel very much that you are in a different world that runs at an entirelyContinue reading “A Delicate Moment”