Four Seasons In One Day

The Kiwis have a saying: expect four seasons in one day. Neil Finn of Crowded House once wrote a song about it – ostensibly set in Melbourne, Australia but the sentiment is easily translated across the Tasman Sea to this noble chain of verdant isles.

Your intrepid reporter has recently lived those words vicariously on your behalf.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Orokawa Beach - Pacific Ocean

Orokawa Beach – Pacific Ocean

Lake Okataina Hike

Lake Okataina Hike

Silver Fern

Silver Fern, with the Craven Hermit

The Kauri tour has been a wonderful way of celebrating four decades of stumbling through the darkness from one disaster to another on this lonely orb we call home.

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