Cherry Processing 

I followed Shane, a petite Malaysian woman with short black hair and a commanding presence, to the break room. She introduced me to the pack house workers, a group of eighteen Malaysian women, one Singapore woman and one butch German woman. “Everyone, this is Sam and she is working with us today. She came from … More Cherry Processing 

Riverside Campground

My apologies for not posting anything in a few weeks – I’ve been busy enjoying the beautiful summer weather of the Southern Hemisphere! After leaving Blenheim, the worst city in New Zealand, I headed northwest and camped at Riverside Camp near Motueka. After passing the camp twice, I turned onto the gravel with a small … More Riverside Campground

Mt Sunday Bivvy

  After only two days of work we had two days off. I took advantage of this to explore the Richmond Range, just an hour east of Blenheim. I followed road signs to Mt Sunday along the logging roads, twisting and turning along the gravel. The carpark was empty, which was a good sign since … More Mt Sunday Bivvy

Ara Te Kereru

I’ve been at the Ara Te Kereru Orchard since 3 November. Nearly one month! I’d never planned on staying this long but the private bedroom and real food was enticing enough. The deal is five hours of work for accommodation and food, but here’s the best part – I have my own bedroom situated on … More Ara Te Kereru

Great Barrier Island

VIDEO/ This link will take you to Vimeo! This little island. Only about 800-1000 residents, 110 square miles and 62 miles north east of Auckland. It took FOUR hours to get there via ferry. This wasn’t just a quick Anacortes to Lopez trip, but worth every awful rolling wave and sleeping on hard plastic benches. … More Great Barrier Island