• Hooker Valley Track – New Zealand

    For so many years I have wanted to hike along the Hooker Valley Track in New Zealand.  I was fortunate enough recently to make my dream come true.  In April this year, on a perfect Autumn day, my wife and I set out to do the 8 km (5 mile) 4 hour round trek to the base of Mount Cook and Hooker Lake via the Hooker Valley Track and let me tell you … it was SPECTACULAR!     It was everything I dreamt it would be.  Besides the jaw dropping alpine scenery, I was also witness to avalanches (from a distance),  flowing streams, suspension bridges, wildlife, icebergs (yes, icebergs!)…

  • Day 4 Queenstown

    Today will go down as one of the BEST photographic days I’ve ever had.  Picture perfect weather along with mother nature turning it on in real style.  My journey took me from Queenstown up to Mount Cook.  Just so much happened it would take me forever to type everything, so here’s a short version for you:   * Started at dawn – firstly found a mini oasis of a waterfall over rocks at a place called Roaring Meg. * Mist on and sunrays through cloud upon Lake Dunstan near Cromwell. * Panoramas of snow capped mountains near Lindis Pass. *Mount Cook National Park – Shots around Lake Pukaki and Mount…