Roys Peak Wanaka, New Zealand

Roys Peak, Wanaka New Zealand

I had seen images of Roys Peak over and over again when researching New Zealand and romanticised this hike in my mind. The reality was much more difficult, sweaty-er and the track was crowded with international hikers. But when you’re standing at that trail leading to sweeping views of Lake Wanaka and surrounding peaks, you realise why you love and hate hiking at the same time. The pain is worth the effort (well most of the time) and the view at Roys Peak is one of the best I’ve seen in New Zealand. Continue reading

Mt Amos Day Walk in Tasmania

Mt Amos walk, Tasmania

We drove 3hrs from Hobart to Freycinet National Park to climb Mt Amos. At the visitor centre we bought our park passes and talked to the ranger about the foreboding grey clouds overhead. She warned us about a possible afternoon shower and to turn back immediately if rain arrives. The trail can be dangerous during wet weather and now that I’ve completed the walk, I can certainly see why. Continue reading

Photography and flooding in Banff, Canadian Rockies

Moraine Lake, Canada

A rush of panic swept over as I gazed at the near empty shelves in the supermarket. People were frantically trying to snatch up food, water and supplies. It had been raining heavily the past two days in Banff and now both exits out of town were blocked off due to serious flooding. Lakes were overflowing and houses were submerged. We had no way out of town and the road blockage meant that we were going to miss our flight. We were stuck.

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