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Utila

HONDURAS | Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | Views [3693]

Whale sharks...that's the only reason for me being here.  A chance to dive or snorkel with the elusive beauties.  It's probably people like me that have scared them off - this is one of the so-called whale shark seasons, and they haven't been spotted ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island


Little Corn Island

NICARAGUA | Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Views [2715]

I think I've been travelling too long.  Last night i watched the film Nottinghill and from my laughter you would think it the funniest film ever made.  Earlier in the day my dive group was circled by more reef sharks of about 3m length than i could count ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island


Isla de Ometepe

NICARAGUA | Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | Views [3273]

A small island made up of two volcanoes in the middle of a big, freshwater lake that contains bull sharks - it sounds a bit surreal right? I couldn't miss the opportunity to see this place, my mistake was heading for the beach area called Santo Domingo.... Read more >

Tags: island, trekking, volcano


Honolulu City Lights

USA | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [951]

How do you spend your last few days in a place that has become like a second home?  You are aware that soon you´ll be in dorms again, sharing your personal space with strangers, that you´ll become a master toilet inspector and a connoisseur of bad smells.... Read more >

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O'ahu continued

USA | Saturday, 23 Feb 2008 | Views [905]

My time in Hawaii is coming to an end - I've already extended my onward flights twice.  I really didn't want to leave, and Darren and his girlfriend Kalei have been extremely generous and obliging hosts, considering my disruption to their lives. Darren ... Read more >

Tags: island, volcano


Maui

USA | Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | Views [922]

Maui is a small island with a big volcano.  Haleakala may only be 10,023 feet (3055m) high, but it would be a lot taller than Mt Everest if measured from the ocean floor.  The road up also allows the biggest change in elevation in the shortest distance ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island, volcano


Big Island

USA | Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | Views [1018] | Comments [1]

It's been dark an hour, I'm clambering over volcanic rocks in the middle of seemingly nowhere.  A little LED torch with the power of a baby glow worm is lighting my way, the noise of the ocean is to my right, the glow of flowing lava is up ahead - i ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island, volcano


Aloha Hawai'i - the island of O'ahu

USA | Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | Views [1781]

Da-da da-da daaaa-da, da-da da-da daaaa Hawaii five-o? - no? I never originally thought I'd reach here on this trip, i wasn't even sure I'd make it here after catching my flight from New Zealand to Sydney (bizarrely it was cheaper to go this route).... Read more >

Tags: island, volcano


That's all for New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | Views [1182] | Comments [1]

Perhaps more than any other country, New Zealand was the one i wanted to visit.  Yet for all its beauty and dramatic landscapes I've been ready to leave here for a couple of weeks. NZ caters for the backpackers incredibly well - travel, bookings and ... Read more >

Tags: conclusions?, island


Paekakariki and Paraparaumu

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 27 Jan 2008 | Views [835]

They are quite a mouth full for such little places.  Seaside villages, just up the coast from Wellington. I'd hoped to go to Kapita island, a 'nature reserve' full of some nice birds - I'm sad i know.  It was not to be though, if it wasn't busy i could ... Read more >

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The Otago Peninsula and The Catlins

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Views [3566] | Comments [1]

I know my sense of direction isn't that good, so I'm not surprised i couldn't find the steepest street or my way to the Otago peninsula. I remember I'm in the southern hemisphere, rotate my head around and it all eventually works out... the peninsula ... Read more >

Tags: island, wildlife


Goodbye Stewart

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | Views [868]

It's strange to be back on the road again.  Stewart island has been my 'home' for nearly 4 weeks and it's been a year since I've stopped in one place for that long.  Adjustment and fitting in become middle names when travelling for so long though. My ... Read more >

Tags: conclusions?, island


The North West Track

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Views [2830] | Comments [1]

Quote: This track is suitable for fit, well equipped and experienced trampers.  Mud is widespread and often deep and thick on the track, regardless of the season.  Track times are an indication only and extra time should be allowed in adverse conditions.... Read more >

Tags: island, trekking


The Rakiura Track

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | Views [1642]

Described as a 3 day moderate to difficult track, this was my chance to get out in the bush and see kiwi's - the brown flightless bird kind i should add. The first walk went quick - the signs give generous times and i had the weather with me, it wasn't ... Read more >

Tags: island, trekking


Stewart Island

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | Views [2502]

I came to Stewart Island for some quiet time with nature, my books and to catch up on some sleep.  So it didn't quite go to plan.  New mates, Christmas dinner with some locals, golf lessons from experts, a lovely stay with an Octogenarian (I'm currently ... Read more >

Tags: island


Whangarei

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | Views [1187] | Comments [1]

Did you know that Poor Knights Island, a marine park just off the east coast of the top of the north island, has some of the best diving in the world? Jacques Cousteau apparently believed it to be the case, and of course whether or not that's true, it ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island


Bay of Islands

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | Views [967]

If the rest of my time in NZ is like this then I'm in serious trouble, wow oh wow, I love this place. It's simply a beautiful bay overlooking some of the many islands in this region. The beaches are a long, golden curve, the surrounding countryside a ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island


The Whitsundays

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [944] | Comments [1]

I'm lucky it's not peak season or my boat would have been crowded.  I'm also lucky that there was no other certified divers on board, or i would have had a really crap dive.  I do have a really leisurely day on a boat, cruising around some of the Whitsunday ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island, sailing


Townsville, Magnetic Island and the Yongala wreck

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | Views [3028] | Comments [1]

Picture this...it's night time, the stars are glorious, fire flies flicker gently on and off while flying through the trees, the forest has a haunting quality...magnetic island is beautiful.  Roaring out of the bush comes a stretched jeep, swerving violently ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island, wildlife


Tasmania

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 22 Sep 2007 | Views [1147]

I've got a 3 bed room to myself, a half drunk of surprisingly bad Peter Lehman Shiraz, a huge bag of Cadbury chocolate and a little pair of speakers pumping out nothing but pure emotions. My friendly host for the last 2 weeks has got on with her life ... Read more >

Tags: island, trekking, wildlife


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