Australia, New Zealand and Nepal.
Finally surfaced after a long hiatus from anything blog related.
Finished 2011 by packing up my life in Rarotonga in the Cook Islands and returning – briefly – to Christchurch New Zealand. January was busy with a cross-Tasman trip to Sydney and the nearby Blue Mountains. Shot some fantastic canyoning imagery with some good friends, which I’ll share in a coming post.
Then back to New Zealand for a 3-week backcountry trip linking the Wangapeka River, The Heaphy Track, the Douglas Range and the Leslie / Karamea Rivers. 290 km of walking and some 20 days later, I found myself back in Christchurch, just in time to turn everything around and leave for Kathmandu Nepal (I’m writing this on a lay over in Singapore).
Lots of friends, family and colleagues have asked me about this trip. It is suitably vague because my wife and I really just want to wander. We want to get off the map and just take it as it comes. Travel for travel’s sake really.
Having said that, the loose plan is to spend 4-6 weeks in Nepal, then border crossing permitting, head into Tibet for some more exploring, before heading over to western China. After that, up into Mongolia for a month or two.
Internet connections permitting, I will be providing more regular updates, so start to check back weekly for updates.
Thanks too, to the recent new subscribers to my hand crafted newsletter. I’m looking forward to putting together the Summer issue. And if you didn’t see the last issue, then hit this link for a look: Winter 2011 Newsletter