So it comes at no big surprise that I am looking forward to an exciting 2015 with 5 more months in Kiwi-land and the exciting and challenging trip down south into the storm area. Also I am very much looking forward to sailing to Australia - a continent which I already have visited for a month and fell in love with over 20 years ago. And in-between: photo shooting with Alita in front of an active volcano in Vanuatu. These for sure will be my personal highlights.
I wish you all a good start into a healthy and exciting New Year. May you come a step closer to your dreams!
Here are some pictures of the last 2 weeks. You find all the pictures online at
Rounding Cape Reinga!
A sand dune flowing into the water just like a glacier in Patagonia. This is at Cape Reinga, already in the Tasman Sea
Alita in Hokianga Harbour - the only sailboat by far, a real attraction for the locals, who very rarely see a sailor come in over the sandbank, a very dangerous entry. In the background you can see the sand dune which we walked up to the very top and then jumped down. Soo much fun….
New Zealand's biggest Kauri tree
…and the four sisters
…and the second largest Kauri tree
View over the Waipoua National Reserve where you find the most Kauri trees
Alita in Hokianga harbor
Found in the countryside at a gas station:
Alex' farewell - so special! Thanks Alex!