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…
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
Another weekend, another hike. This time we ventured a bit further afield, back into the awe-inspiring Fiordland, and took on the challenging Gertrude Saddle. Found on the Te Anau side of the Homer Tunnel, the Gertrude Saddle is a hike that is pretty easy on the body but takes a lot of concentration and care. … Continue reading Weekend wanderings: Gertrude Saddle
Now we’re all settled in our home and jobs, we’ve got our weekends (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) to get out exploring more of New Zealand and tick off some of the things on our ever growing to do list. Here’s the first one we did. Meg Hut hike Last week, 31 January and 1 February, we … Continue reading Weekend wanderings: Meg Hut