So the New Zealand winter is now over, snow is all but melted and the bikes trails are looking all the more inviting! For me it signals the time to pack up and move onto the next place.
Its funny how such a nomadic lifestyle can bring together such amazing people who become great friends, this year in particular i will miss a lot of people, Wanaka really has become a second home to me now.
This winter has been truly epic. The most snow NZ has seen for a long time and especially compared to last year made sure that everyone was frothing from the very start. I got some amazing riding in, some all time powder days and not to mention the chance to go Heli Boarding with a great crew……i really couldn’t have asked for more. oh, i also threw myself out of a plane at 15000 feet, it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life....no doubt about it!
Coming back home to the Isle of Wight for a few weeks allows me to catch up with family (the newest addition to the family,my nephew Miles deserves a special mention) and to unwind before heading into another hectic winter.
The IOW is always a great place to come back to, its quiet, relaxed and has a friendly atmosphere…..even if it is a little frustrating.....flying halfway across the world is sometimes easier to organise then getting from London to the IOW!
So heres looking forward to the coming European season, which is shaping up to be a good one. Ive got some exciting trips planned and will be exploring the incredible terrain in the Tarentaise Valley with my split board.....plus eat my body weight in cheese and wine.
This is a short post, but i’l leave you with my edit from winter…..Enjoy!