We’re Stephen Milnes and Stephanie Maskery.
We quit our jobs in 2016, left our home in Bristol (UK), and packed our bags for a twelve month antipodean adventure.
Because nobody has done that before…
A couple of weeks ago we took the van down to Fiordland. In the south west part of the South Island, it’s one of the country’s most spectacular national parks and a place we’ve been to many times. On this trip, rather than heading to areas we’ve visited already, such as Te Anau and Milford … Continue reading Weekend wanderings: Manapouri
Well, winter has been and gone. We had a great time learning to snowboard – even if both of us did have brief and intense moments of rage and frustration on the slopes – and got swept up in the euphoria in Wellington as we were in the Westpac Stadium to witness the British and … Continue reading Winter is over. Summer is coming.
This weekend we went on our first little adventure away from Wanaka in a couple of months. Our last outing was to Brewster Hut back in March. The intervening weeks were spent showcasing the best of the South Island to my visiting parents and enjoying short walks along the Clutha River and day hikes down … Continue reading Weekend Wanderings: Aoraki/Mount Cook
After a few weeks off, this weekend we thought we’d get back on the trail and hike to Brewster Hut – somewhere between Haast and Makarora in Westland. What the hike lacks in distance, it makes up for in elevation. The 2.5km walk from the car park, through a river, dense woodland and along narrow … Continue reading Weekend wanderings: Brewster Hut and Mount Armstrong