Apologies for the boring title, and nature of this post – just wanted to share some photos from our time in New Zealand so far!
Glow worms are stunningly beautiful, but difficult to capture by photograph without a tripod!
Spiders aren’t so hard to photograph. This one was about 3 inches long with outstretched legs.
We hiked around a small set of caves (Abbey Caves) after driving north from Auckland, towards Cape Reinga (future blog post!). I was surprised at how far the flash travels on my x20 Fuji camera:
There was actually a sign directing us to this (admittedly beautiful and unique) “Rock Forest". I was on the lookout for gnomes, and also Ents!
Pinot Noir Truffles.
Also, stopped by an avocado oil maker for some tastings! I hadn’t drank oil from a shotglass before this day, let alone 10 different oils in shot glasses.
Picturesque bays abound:
Our home for the duration of our multi-week trip. One of our first stops was at a hardware store to buy bins to organize the back of this; it’s super useful, though we don’t use the bed area reserved for our 3rd passenger.