Fishing with Jerry in New Zealand


After ringing in 2014 in Christchurch and a few hours of sleep, our tour headed north up the eastern coast of the south island to Kaikoura.  Myself and four other travel mates opted to go “fishing with Jerry”.  We were Continue reading Fishing with Jerry in New Zealand

Mountain Biking the Otago Rail Trail

Otago Rail Trail

The Otago Rail Trail was created to promote a family-oriented recreation area.  The trail is approximately 150 kilometers long.  We were scheduled to ride 35 kilometers from Lauder to Wedderburn.  I opted to stay in the back with one of Continue reading Mountain Biking the Otago Rail Trail

Moeraki Boulders


Maroi legend believes that the boulders are actually the remains of eel baskets.  The scientific explanation is much more complicated, but rather than regurgitate Wikipedia here is a link to their explanation. Besides seeing these interesting boulders, I tried a Continue reading Moeraki Boulders

Punakaiki Pancake Rocks


Punakaiki is on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand.  A main tourist are the pancake rocks.  These rocks are made of layered limestone that has been eroded by the sea.  Stopping to view them was a Continue reading Punakaiki Pancake Rocks

I Carved Jade

The Finished Piece

Right before Christmas I had the opportunity to make myself the best gift.  I learned (probably a major overstatement) how to carve jade from Hamish in Barrytown, which is on the west coast of the south island of New Zealand. Continue reading I Carved Jade