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Mount Olympus – Golden Bay

Home of the Gods! Mount Olympus glows purple in evening light, bare rock, often wreathed in cloud. Zeus wasn’t home when I visited, a long and steep climb up from the Clark River. Famous for Lord of the Rings filming, there are great views. Its the part of the film where the fellowship are setting […]

Collingwood – nearly the capital of New Zealand

… Walk down Milnthorpe beach from my home to the village of Collingwood. Named after Cutherbert Collingwood, hero of Trafalgar, Collingwood was nearly the capital on New Zealand! A low sand island allows thousands of wading birds to safely roost at high tide. On low, the cockle flats are exposed and you can walk way […]