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The first ever people to paddle from the source of the Blue Nile to the Mediterranean Sea

Paddling the Nile

The first ever paddle down the Blue Nile from source to sea. 5,000km through wild rapids, war zones, crocodile and hippo infested waters, disease, terrorists, guns, arrests; the works...


Living the dream in China

Chinese Adventures

Newly married amongst the neon glow and dumpling vendors as we bumble our way trying to figure out the world's most populous nation at this exciting time in it's history...


Solo winter bicycle trek across Canada

The Great Canadian Bike Trek

23 years old and naive, I set off in the middle of Canada's barbaric winter perched on a woolskin seat-cover peddling solo from one side of Canada to the other...





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Wellington, New Zealand Photos

Here are a few snaps of my beloved hometown Wellington, New Zealand. I'm probably slightly biased, but I think it's pretty nice. The breathtaking harbour is framed with steep, bush-clad hills covered with clusters of Victorian cottages clinging on for the best views. A web of narrow streets wind their way up and down the hills, each route with its own character.

Wellingtonians are a passionate and creative bunch, priding themselves on their city; their arts, their culture and food - it's wedged between many of the country's renowned vineyards and serves up some of the best spreads I've had anywhere.

Wellington weather is sometimes wild, but never boring. With the ocean, the bush and the landscapes you get a raw sense of being amongst the elements. It will never be as big as New York, but what it lacks in size, it makes up in heart.


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Wellington in all its glory as seen from Northland, overlooking downtown Wellington, the harbour, Oriental Bay, Miramar Peninsula with the snow-capped Orongorongas beyond

A beautiful winter's day in Wellington, New Zealand with snow covering the Orongoronga Ranges.


A typical ruby-red autumn sunrise over Wellington lighting up the Eastern Bays, the Tararua Ranges and Somes / Matiu Island

Another ruby-red sunrise over Wellington harbour.


Wellington's funky suburb of Newtown cluttered with Victorian working man's cottages from the turn of the century

Newtown, Wellington's funkiest suburb with a rare vista of snow capped mountains.


The magical Oriental Bay, affectionately referred to as the 'Kiwi Riveria'

Wellington's most popular beach and most expensive real estate at Oriental Bay, the 'Kiwi Reveria', a short walk from downtown Wellington.


Evan's Bay like a mill pond as an infamous southerly storm approaches

Some of Wellington's much-loved boat houses at Evans Bay as a storm rolls in from the south.


Wellington's everchanging skies

The Tararua Ranges peeking through the everchanging skies of Wellington.


A breathtaking perspective of Evan's Bay, downtown Wellington and   the glistening harbour seen from Massey Memorial

Massey Memorial on the tip of Miramar Peninsula is one of the best vistas of Wellington harbour.


Wellington's skyline glistening like the milky way at dusk

A lone yacht sailing into Wellington harbour at dusk.


Full moon over Wellington

A full moon reflecting over Wellington harbour on a windless night.

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Some of sites about Wellington that may be of interest: - Tourism Wellington - The Wellington City Council

Wellington Daily Photo - Nice pics of the harbour capital


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