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Learning to Fly

...in Picton, Marlborough Sounds
The Abel Tasman Coastal Walk

January 1st 2011
I staggered towards the finshing line with my shoes in tatters, an untamed beard upon my chin, and a wild look in my eyes that I imagine resembled Robert De Niro in darker scenes from the Deer Hunter. I had been deep into the wild and survived. Drinking only the freshest of waters from the wildest of streams, eating a diet of mainly fish and battling the elements as they were thrown at me, the dis ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Abel Tasman National Park

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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8th January 2011
Learning to Fly

The trick to flying is to throw yourself at the ground and miss....or so says Douglas Adams who, I'm sure, puts it far more eloquently than I ever could.

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