This blog is about my travels. At home in New Zealand, in other parts of Oceania, North, Central and South America and in Europe.
Our country had happily crushed COVID-19. New Zealand had emerged triumphant from what, in retrospect was a very short lockdown. Community transmission of the virus had been eliminated and now we could happily go back to normal life. While the borders were closed and only returning citizens were allowed back (and had to go through strict quarantine and testing), life was largely back to normal.
Summer had turned into autumn, time passes strangely in a lockdown. And there is nothing like a lockdown to remind a person how much they want to see other people! I just couldn't wait to see friends - in person after the lockdown ended.
I did a whole bunch of lovely walks in the Waitakeres with my friends. It's an amazing area, full of gorgeous Kauri trees, twisted Pohutukawa, wild beaches and black sand. Much more fun with a friend to chat to though with of course!
I am a traveller from New Zealand. My blog is to inform friends and family about my adventures. I hope you enjoy it!