A Year Goes Fast

A Year Goes Fast

Another year went where hunting season passed into spring and summer, with fishing & diving. Most significantly, my oldest boy Aidan is finding his feet and getting quite seasoned at all this. He’s bringing home plenty of food, e.g. various fish (caught or...
Remnants of Summer

Remnants of Summer

We’re into the last remnants of summer in New Zealand. A lot of time Aidan and I have spent fishing (boat, kayak, rocks) and spearfishing. I’ve mainly let Aidan cut his teeth with a pole spear and I guess he’ll soon move on to a spear gun for the...
Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is situated off the coast of Queensland, in relatively shallow waters rarely more than 60 metres deep. This is the world’s largest coral reef province, and it extends over an area of 230 000 square kilometres from the Gulf of Papua along...
Autumn Harvest

Autumn Harvest

Summer has moved into Autumn and for us that means the fishing and diving change into more focus on hunting and dog work. Except for the annual Paradise Duck shooting weekend late February the anticipation had been for the season to kick off in early May. As Aidan and...
European Travels & Fishing

European Travels & Fishing

We’re back in New Zealand after having spent a year traveling in Europe. Naturally, a lot of that time was spent with family in my birth country Norway and also some in my later adopted country of Sweden. The picture on the right was taken by my wife Hayley, in...
Thoughts from Europe

Thoughts from Europe

I am writing these updates from a restored old farm house in the Saône-et-Loire department of eastern France, as we are four months into our year long sabbatical travels in Europe. We left an interesting Lyon the other day in a scorching 37C heat and even up here at...