Yesterday the plane touched down in Melbourne bringing me back home and now my New Zealand Wanderings are over. It was an incredible journey and now I’m left with just memories, plus a few thousand photos.
Back home – New Zealand Wanderings are over
Being back home after a trip overseas is always a bit of a let down. It is nice to be home, back in my own bed, but I’m not on holidays anymore. Now the normal stuff of day to day life has to resume. Catch up with the washing and unpack. So mundane really.
It was nice to get a full nights sleep in my own bed. It has to be said that I absolutely crashed. I did wake up at around 4am, I am apparently still on New Zealand time. It is probably fair to say that I will get over that soon.
Part of the unpacking process is also getting all the gear I borrowed ready to be picked up and returned.
The Fujifilm X-T3, along with the three lens is going back tomorrow. I loved travelling with that. It was also really interesting.
The Peak Design Travel Backpack and the 3 Legged Thing, Billy, tripod is going back this week as well. I loved the tripod and at this stage I think I will be buying one of my own. It will make a great addition to my kit. I think it will be good for the city. Such a lightweight tripod.
The Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 has been put back into the box ready to go back. Just need them to respond to my email to organise its return. Again, another great piece of gear when you are travelling. I was able to work on many images which wouldn’t have been possible if I had just taken my laptop. Though, let’s face it, my laptop was never an option. It is too big and heavy.
Next is the Samyang fisheye lenses and the Benro Tripod. I believe I have them for a bit longer. I really didn’t get a chance to use the fisheye lenses much. We had hoped to get some astro done there, but the weather was shocking. I also had trouble working out how to use them on the Fujifilm camera for a while. The tripod was used quite a bit.
I just thought today I would let you know I was home. Also, let you know that I will be doing future posts on my trip as well. There are so many photos that I have taken and not touched, so I am looking forward to working on them.
Reviewing the gear is also planned. I know quite a few of you really want to know how I felt about the gear that I used. While I was away I also made a list of potential subjects for posts as well that are all around travelling. I will have to start working on them for you as well.
So plenty to do now that I am home.
One thing the trip really did do is make me keen to get out and take photos again. While seeing what was in New Zealand I kept thinking about places I want to go here.
For you today, I thought I would just do a gallery of some of my favourite images from the past couple of weeks.
Thank you to everyone who followed along with me. I really enjoyed hearing from you as well.