I Got to Shear an Alpaca

Back in November I went to an alpaca farm to help out with shearing. Shearing serves two purposes: to prepare the alpacas for the summer heat and to harvest the fleece. The fleece is graded as it is collected with higher quality fleece being set aside for making yarn. I spent most of the time... Continue Reading →

Up North – Adventures in the Sand

After our sailing adventures, Kira and I headed north. Our first stop was Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) campground. Wairua means spirit or soul in Maori. According to the Maori people, this bay is where the souls of the dead gather to begin their journey to their ancestral home. The bay itself is absolutely beautiful. The campground is right... Continue Reading →

Adventures on the Camara

The Camara is a 80ft sailing yacht that Kira and I got to sail on. The Palmers (Peter, Christina, Cameron, and Tara) acquired her 4 years ago and have been working on a major refit ever since. More information about the refit and the history of the Camara can be found here. With the refit now complete,... Continue Reading →

New Zealand, Part 2

It's been awhile since I've written a blog post... sorry but I've been a bit busy! I have some down time coming up though and plenty of experiences to share. I should be able to knock out a few posts in no time. That said, I want to use this post to reflect. I find... Continue Reading →

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