Another ride, another country. While only a cruisey Sunday ride and nothing epic it means this machine has now moved me around 5 countries. Now I've got the monkey off my back and the legs turning again watch this space for bigger and better things (once I recover from today's Hills that is).
This is what jet lag in Adelaide looks like. #nofilter
Home. There is a lot to be said for the feeling of home and it can be hard to articulate. No matter how long I go away for I always feel a sense of peace? Relief? Happiness? Satisfaction? I don't know what the right word is, or if it can even be captured with a single word, but there is a specific feeling that comes over me when I am back over Australian soil. Do you get that feeling? Do you have a better word to describe it?
I finally got out exploring this weekend and my first stop - climbing a volcano for views like this back over Auckland. It's an easy ferry ride over to the island and then a 3km hike to the top on a well defined path through the old lava field. Judging from the amount of kids complaining about being tired and hungry on the way up and shedding a few tears on the way down it's also a great family activity. If you are going to come all this way I would suggest the 15 minute detour to see the lava tunnels as well as they were probably my highlight. Just remember a torch 🔦 I obviously missed the memo about wearing active wear as I felt very over dressed in hiking clothes so sneakers and Lycra should make you feel right at home on this Island. Well worth doing if you are ever here.
When you can't sleep and open your hotel room curtains to this. Today's going to be a good day.
Perth 1 Auckland 0 Whenever I live overseas there is always a natural tendency to compare places with home. Could I live here long term? Do I even like it here? Etc Etc. Up until now everything has been same same but different, but this week New Zealand got its first strike against it - daylight saving time. Boooo. What a stupid idea and I frigging hate it! Why people feel the inclination to mess with their clocks twice a year is beyond me. I feel quite passionately against daylight saving time and could rant for a long time but instead I will leave you with this glary picture of the underwhelming Auckland skyline instead of the spectacular sunset shot it could have been without daylight savings. #nodaylightsavings