Conservation work, pt 2.

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7 days living and working off the Department of Conservation vessel 'Southern Winds' we took down the rugged Fiordland coast.

I have many favorite things about working on the pest eradication program down here, one of them is that everytime you step off the boat, you are probably the first human to get to experience that particular spot.

I have many favorite things about working on the pest eradication program down here, one of them is that everytime you step off the boat, you are probably the first human to get to experience that particular spot.

When you experience some of the vicious weather, it's easy to see why this is the wildest and most untamed part of NZ.  Not to mention the difficult access due to steep glaciated valleys and dense rainforest.

When you experience some of the vicious weather, it's easy to see why this is the wildest and most untamed part of NZ. 

Not to mention the difficult access due to steep glaciated valleys and dense rainforest.

The sun shone on our last day(:

The sun shone on our last day(:

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Up to 15m of rain annually.

Up to 15m of rain annually.

Untamed = untouched.

Untamed = untouched.

It's one of those places that despite the vast distances you cover, you won't see another soul, apart from the flourishing marine life of course.

It's one of those places that despite the vast distances you cover, you won't see another soul, apart from the flourishing marine life of course.

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Hawaii's North Shore

Between jumping hemisphere, and seasons, we decided to have a pit stop on the Hawaiian island of Ohau.

Naturally, we fell in love with the golden beaches and amazing water, not to mention the surf.

Naturally, we fell in love with the golden beaches and amazing water, not to mention the surf.

Everyone had happy and stoked vibes, plus they would put all their excess fruit from their gardens into little stands.

Everyone had happy and stoked vibes, plus they would put all their excess fruit from their gardens into little stands.

It's hard to beat North Shore sunsets.

It's hard to beat North Shore sunsets.

One for the books!

One for the books!