postcards from kapiti island

+++ in terms of places to spend a wedding anniversary, this one was pure magic. yesterday, after packing the car and saying goodbyes to mother, we drove south to paraparaumu where we went through a biosecurity check and hopped on the boat to kapiti island – a predator-free nature reserve. the island has a pretty […]

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23.01.2020

+++ hot buttered lobster rolls, battered oysters served with wasabi mayonnaise or whitebait fritter sandwiches*. if you were a “fast food” what would you be? * whitebait – migratorygalaxiids – are the juveniles of six species of fish. all of them are victims over over-fishing in nz and are on doc’s threatened and declining species […]

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21.01.2020

+++ a run that was harder than i anticipated – every invisible flame within me burned itself to ash in the heat of the early evening sun. at the shoreline, the anticipation of a swim to follow the previous hour’s excursion tugs at me with the intensity of a siren. the water feels deliciously good […]

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