Above the Treeline - Altimarloch 1693m

It seems slightly ironic that the last blog talked about my hatred of hills and today’s is titled “Above the treeline” but trust me, I didn’t climb the 1693 metres above sea level to Altimarloch. When Will and Rose Parsons from Driftwood Eco-Tours advertised their alpine flora trip, I thought Andrew would be keen, I booked & paid for our tickets, we sorted our camera gear and along with 5 other keen plant people we climbed into the van for a day of adventure.

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The Captivating Cobb Valley

I'm not sure if I've written about my hatred of hills before on here? I may sometimes appear fit and intrepid but actually I cry walking up hills and curse going down them, if it wasn't for the views, I'd permanently be 0 metres above sea level. 

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Pelagic Portraits - Seabirds of Kaikoura, New Zealand

Kaikoura is my happy place, I try to visit at least a few times a year as it is also the best place in New Zealand for pelagic birding. Albatross Encounter run regular trips out to where the seabirds fly. If you time it right (or book ahead so they have the numbers) they will also run extended 4 hour trips to ensure maximum birding time. 

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