I haven’t been posting over the last 8 weeks as I finally arranged for my shoulder to be fixed, which required a full reconstruction, so I have been out of action since the Fox Glacier trip. I’m well on my way to recovery now and have had plenty of time to get the brain ticking again with new ideas. I have definitely had a few of those nights where there is so much going through your head you just can’t sleep. That seems to be the time when you come up with the best new ideas.
I have also had time to just relax up north and enjoy some boat time, a bit of wine tasting and just chill out before I get back into things.
I went out with some friends for a bit of clay bird shooting. This is Bouch getting the shot. He won the comp.
Also spent some time around Lake Taupo trying to get a few trout – no love yet though.
We did have some nice still days out there though. There are some amazing little bays tucked away on the western side of the lake – white sand and your own little private escape.
We also found out about this little spot in the middle of nowhere. It’s a thermal stream that just runs through the bush. Such an amazing spot - I will definitely be going there more in the future, way nicer than the hot pools and it’s free.
There is nothing nicer than biking around the Hawke’sBay for a bit of wine tasting as well.
I have also purchased an RC chopper. I want to eventually get a slightly larger one and mount my 5D m2 to a stabilizing rig on the base. But these machines are not easy to fly and you need to have a lot of time in the air before being confident to put expensive equipment on board. I want to get GPS rigged up eventually so it can fly while I control the camera. This technology has been around for a while now but could be used for so much more in my industry and can keep the cost down for aerial photography/film. I hope to have it all rigged up and ready to use by the start of the New Zealand winter.