The (north) West Coast

The north part of the West Coast was just as beautiful as the southern half of it.  Day 1 was spent driving through Arthur’s Pass up to Greymouth and on to Westport.  I didn’t spend much time in Greymouth but I did walk along the flood wall for a bit and read about the history…

Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park is located outside Christchurch on 80 hectares of land.  This park is classified as an open range zoo.  Orana is present internationally with its zoo-based breeding program for exotic and endangered animals.  The Orana Wildlife Trust is dedicated to environmental preservation and conservation of endangered animals.  Their breeding programs are designed as…

Mt. Cook, Otago Peninsula & Dunedin

My latest adventure started in Lake Tekapo to go stargazing because the Mackenzie area was declared an International Dark Sky Reserve in 2012 and it is only 1 of 10 in the world.  Under these pollution free skies the stars were so bright and I even saw the milky way.  I definitely plan to head…

Banks Peninsula and Akaroa

Over my last couple days off I travelled over to the east coast and visited the Banks Peninsula region and the small fishing town of Akaroa.  Banks Peninsula was formed by 2 giant volcanos which erupted over 8 million years ago.  My visit to Banks Peninsula consisted of the scenic drive around summit road.  The…

Chasing Waterfalls – Iceland

I am intrigued by waterfalls and the only way I can explain my interest is why not – water is natures landscape artist.  It helped to form a lot of the landscape that we seen today and that power that water has is what intrigues me. Skogafoss – South Region of Iceland located along Route…

Chasing Waterfalls – United States

I am intrigued by waterfalls and the only way I can explain my interest is why not – water is natures landscape artist.  It helped to form a lot of the landscape that we seen today and that power that water has is what intrigues me. Seven Falls – Denver, Colorado (Seven waterfalls joined together)…

Chasing Waterfalls – New Zealand

I am intrigued by waterfalls and the only way I can explain my interest is why not – water is natures landscape artist.  It helped to form a lot of the landscape that we seen today and that power that water has is what intrigues me. Bridal Veil Falls – Arthur’s Pass National Park, New…

Chasing Waterfalls – Canada

I am intrigued by waterfalls and the only way I can explain my interest is why not – water is natures landscape artist.  It helped to form a lot of the landscape that we seen today and that power that water has is what intrigues me. Weaver Creek Falls – Harrison Park, Owen Sound, Ontario…

The (south) West Coast

During my first 3 days off I set off on a road trip to the south end of The West Coast region.  I began my journey just outside Oxford by visiting Springfield which is home to a lovely large scale donut that was erected to promote The Simpsons Movie and has since became a permanent feature….

Christchurch

I spent the day touring around Christchurch.  I started the day off with a relaxing and leisurely cruise down the Avon river in a punting boat curtesy of my tour guide who told me all about the plant and animal life that now inhabits the river.  I had the pleasure of enjoying this boat all…

Welcome to New Zealand!

I arrived in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 3rd after 23 hours of travel and having left Ontario on March 1st.  The weather in Christchurch right now is very similar to our late summer and fall weather with warm days and cool nights.  For the next 7 months I will be working on a 750…

Worlds Slow-pitch Tournament Vegas 2016

In November of 2016, Caught Looking travelled to Las Vegas to participate in the World slow-pitch tournament.  Although we didn’t do so hot in the tournament the trip itself was full of amazing experiences and I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to experience the Worlds tournament.  10 days were spent in Vegas and 3 of them…