Travels changed you.

A multicoloured campervan zooms over the sprawling plains of Hokitika, gathering speed, vanishing and emerging from the mirror haze like an apparition. Tom - Pwhhhoo.. Lets eat now boys? I want food now. What do you think of that boys. Food now? I'm ready if you are. Liam - Oh yeah. Great idea. What about... Continue Reading →

Sounds of the city

The grass is warm underfoot, and the blades are soft and tickle the skin. All around are clusters of people, sitting and talking and happy, their chatter met with the sounds of the city, an endless expanse of radiant white noise. And then there are the skateboarders, all stooped shoulders and oversized shirts, either falling... Continue Reading →

A message to the rain.

Hullo rain. Not seen you in a while. It's not so often that you relieve me, revitalize me. More often you irritate me. But when you appear like this so suddenly, powerfully, as another dawn scrapes a humid night away, you seem vital, and I welcome you with calm elation - let you strip the... Continue Reading →

The road less travelled

The tarmac is a paler grey than the usual, flecked with white and utterly hitchless. A vague mirage shimmers as we near the summit of another lowland hilltop, sky and earth together and boundless, soon giving way to the next great length of highway, which always seems to be sliding off to some impossible destination... Continue Reading →

Travel makes the heart go stronger

Encounters whilst travelling are fleeting, and often go breaking up with some degree of longing. Sometimes at a hostel, sometimes at a bar, sometimes on the beach you'll meet. Two chips of flint from opposite ends of the earth, struck together . A single spark flies, but the fire never comes. Here, at the entrance... Continue Reading →

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