Competition time again

While I await the result of the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year competition I’ve been entering another competition closer to home. The NZ photo magazine DPhoto is running a competition in association with Canon to find the NZ Amatuer Photographer of the Year. I have entered the four categories and would love for anyone […]

Day 140 : Torres del Paine

A good nights sleep can erase lots of bad memories and this coupled with a nice day turned my mind from the previous days loathing. I wasn’t really physically ready for walking, my legs stiff, my knees aching, but I still managed to hobble down to the lake shore and get some nice morning photos […]

Day 139 : Torres del Paine

I had a restless night’s sleep and woke a little disorientated. From inside the tent it sounded like it was still raining and once I could focus and look at the nearby ceiling of the tent I could see it was lined with a covering of water drips, presumably the result of the heat of […]

Day 138 : Torres del Paine

There are a number of treks in the Torres del Paine national park and the most popular is called the W walk. The walk can be done either clockwise or counter-clockwise and involves walking up three valleys, from above the path making a W shape. Four of us decided we would do the walk, camping […]

Day 137 : El Calafate to Torres del Paine

We drove from El Calafate to the Torres del Paine national park in Chile today. Lunch was had outside a petrol station and a few of us took the opportunity to photograph one of the iconic Ruta 40 road signs found in Argentina. We have been travelling on the main highway under different names on […]

Day 129 : Pucon to Baraloche

Leaving Pucon we headed back towards Argentina. The landscape we drove through was quite dramatic with mountains, volcanoes and large tracts of forest lining the road. Near the border we came across a forest made up of large monkey puzzle trees; I’ve never seen these trees in the wild before. This is Billy, our driver […]

Day 128 : Pucon

We spent the day doing a bit of shopping, eating ice-cream and wandering around Pucon. It was a stunning blue sky summers day and the only problem we had was most of the shops were closed, it being a Sunday. In the afternoon we found a stony beach that was packed with thousands of people. […]

Day 127 : Pucon

The previous day we hadtried on clothing for our climb and when we arrived at the activity office our gear was ready and waiting for us, our names on the helmets at the top of the pile. There were eight of us from Famoo and a similar amount from Tranquilo. Once everyone had their gear […]

Day 126 : Santiago to Pucon

We met our new truck today, Famoo being the name. We loaded all our bags and boarded in the morning before driving out of Santiago and heading south towards the town of Pucon in the Chilean lake district. Famoo is an older truck than Tranquilo and while the layout inside is the same there are […]

Day 125 : Santiago

As you might expect today was a recovery day. We went out twice, once to find lunch and then later to find dinner with Rhys, Vanessa and the crew off a different Kumuka truck. We said goodbye to Danny and Angie in the afternoon, they will be especially missed and I don’t think our trip […]

Day 124 : Santiago

In an effort to see some of Santiago Keryn and I managed to get out to a hill in town where there is a cable car that takes you up for some nice views over town. We arrived to find that the cable car was shut so we walked back by a nice little market […]

Day 123 : Part 9 : Santiago

It was another day of shopping and wandering. I was still burning DVD’s for everyone and backing up photos at points during the day as well. In the afternoon we said goodbye to Erika and Lucy, their trip over. We had a pre-departure meeting in the evening for the next section of the trip and […]

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