Culture Magazine

Postcards from New Zealand

By Flemmingbo

Postcards from New Zealand

We are in New Zealand. A place I have wanted to visit for so long but has always felt far away for some reason. Well it is far away from Copenhagen, but being in Singapore you are half way there. I still wander around slightly awed by the fact that I am in New Zealand. Somehow, in my childhood, I always thought of it as the end of the Earth or the beginning depending on your position on the globe.

It is absolutely beautiful here. And there is space. Room to breathe. To be together, just the two of us, one of the rare few times this has been possible in this entire year. And the black sand beaches have me spellbound. We are about 10 days into our trip, but we are starting off slowly. Because we have no rush. After an entire year of no place to ourselves, simply being on the road and having freedom and privacy is magic. And then there are black sand beaches! Here are just a few postcards from the first few slow days, finding my (Hobbit) feet. More to come.

Postcards from New Zealand

On the first night, we walked 5 minutes from our airbnb flat in Northcote and found this viewpoint.

Postcards from New Zealand

Northcote, in the rain.

Postcards from New Zealand

Auckland in the epic light, from North head (yet another extinct volcano).

Postcards from New Zealand

I think we both end up with a lot of these shots!

Postcards from New Zealand

Black sand, Piha Beach.

Postcards from New Zealand

Yup, end up with a lot of these shots! The magic one on Te Henga beach.

Postcards from New Zealand

Muriwai Beach has this incredible gannet colony and it is one of the more amazing things I have seen.

Postcards from New Zealand

This gannet nearly flew into Charlene. Somehow ten-thumbs here managed a picture of it!

Postcards from New Zealand


Postcards from New Zealand

Freedom the postcard edition!

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • A Week with Foodie Explorers 15th July 2018

    Week with Foodie Explorers 15th July 2018

    24 total views, 24 views today A relatively quiet week for us Glasgow foodies.  Monday was spent chillin out enjoying the weather.  Tuesday we wandered along... Read more

    6 hours, 5 minutes ago by   Emma
  • Virginia to Vegas at the 2018 Calgary Stampede

    Virginia to Vegas... to Calgary. The Toronto-based indie/pop star came to the Coca-Cola Stage at the 2018 Calgary Stampede to open for Lights on a Friday... Read more

    6 hours, 11 minutes ago by   Phjoshua
  • Jivana Heyman Interviewed by Shelly Prosko

    Jivana Heyman Interviewed Shelly Prosko

    Have you noticed that even though our blog is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, many of our contributors live in different places throughout... Read more

    6 hours, 16 minutes ago by   Ninazolotow
  • Guest Blogger: Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D.: Killer Pen Pals

    Guest Blogger: Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D.: Killer Pals

    Killer Pen Pals Whenever I give talks about my work, people sometimes ask how they can be pen pals with a serial killer. They've gotten hooked on true crime... Read more

    7 hours, 13 minutes ago by   Dplylemd
  • Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3

    Cessna 525B CitationJet

    @ General William J. Fox Airfield, Lancaster, CA March 2018 Captured during the rehearsal for the Los Angeles County Airshow, this CitiationJet taxis in after... Read more

    7 hours, 26 minutes ago by   Htam
  • Prehistoric Environmentalists Kept the Mammoth Alive

    A few thousand years ago, the world was a very different place. An ice age was raging, and with it came all sorts of weird and wonderful animals; like the... Read more

    7 hours, 38 minutes ago by   Reprieve
  • Then and Now: Sailing Baja Nine Years Later

    Then Now: Sailing Baja Nine Years Later

    What’s your favorite place? We’ve heard this question a lot lately. Jamie’s current answer to the “best place” question is that he has 100 top ten favorites. Read more

    7 hours, 53 minutes ago by   Behan Gifford