Family trip to Matiu Somes Island

Having lived outside New Zealand for a while, I can say that weather forecasting is quite a bit more hit and miss here than, say, Australia or Europe. Something to do with being a small island in a large ocean, I’ll bet. But when the Metservice decided to add a 10 day forecast to their … Read more

An indoors outdoors activity – making a tent fly

Report and photos by Hans and Mika, image mixing by Steve Kohler. The weather forecast was perfect for the occasion: lots of rain and pretty cold.  Such days are ideal to prepare for future adventurous travels, so the seven of us (Steve, Lorraine, Mika, Hans, and three sewing machines) gathered for an excellent selfish indoor … Read more