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the soul, when it dies, becomes a star.

Eleanor Catton, the Luminaries

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[Hamish & Carmen, my amazing Couchsurfing hosts in Christchurch]

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[Penguin chasing in Dunedin]

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[View the mountain over Dunedin]

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[Friends, reunited, on the other side of the world]

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[Wind turbines]

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[Queenstown Lake]

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[Sheep]

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[Great walks]

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[Middle earth]

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[“It further affirms our faith in the vast and knowing influence of the infinite sky.”]

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[Queenstown by night]

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[Lake Wanaka]

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[Field stands]

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[Rob Roy Glacier]

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[Big nature, little people.]IMG_1538

[“That’s a private interest of mine – what brings a fellow down here, you know, to the ends of the earth – what sparks a man?”]

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[Golden fields]

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[Impossibly blue]

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[“…his enthusiasms were always of a wistful sort, and his longings, always enthusiastic. He was delighted by things of an improbable or impractical nature, which he sought out with the open-hearted gladness of a child at play.]

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[Yellow-crested penguins]

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[Peaking out]

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[Tree fern path]

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[Sunset on the stoney river]

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[Fox Glacier]

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[Fox Glacier, you can see how much it’s receded]

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[“Oh, no. Solitude is a condition best enjoyed in company… Especially the company of one other soul,” he added, turning back to the sea.”]

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[Kea]

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[Franz Josef Glacier]

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[Turquoise waters]

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[Arthur Pass National Park]

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[Boulder fields]

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[“… home is what you make of where you go.”]

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[Kaikora]

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[Bird perched]

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[Evening falls]

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[Sun and the moon]

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[Picton]

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[Wellington from the water]

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[Made it to town in time for the world premiere of the Hobbit!]

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[The Embassy Theater]

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[Wind turbines over Wellington]

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[The Beehive]

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