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Sunset in Wanaka, New Zealand: Here I am back in my favourite town in New Zealand, yet as I stare over this beautiful mountain scene, I feel more alone than ever. My life in Fernie was one of family dinners, nights in the Kodiak, long drives in the backcountry, photography missions to my special lookout spots and a seemingly weekly trip to Yamagoya. I don’t have a place, metaphorically or physically, in Wanaka yet, I’m working on it but I don’t know where I fit in here. Eight years ago when I lived here, I could rent a room for around $80 a week, now I’m going to be paying $200 upwards. I started work this week and I’m back in the housekeeping game. It doesn’t thrill me but the wage is good, the people seem decent and I get to walk the lakefront most evening, taking in these scenes. If this is my life for the next 10 months, it ain’t so bad. Confessional time. I seem to have this issue where I can’t live for the present. I’m always thinking about the next thing coming in life. Last winter in Tignes, I couldn’t enjoy the now, I was focused on Fernie and New Zealand. Now I’m in New Zealand and all I can think about is going back to Fernie. You see the constant theme here. Fernie. She is in my head forever. It’s hard to explain to people just how much this unique town means to me, my friends are my family there, either transplants from across the globe or locally born and bred, it doesn’t matter. We all have a shared love this special part of the Kootenays. I know many who share the same feelings for their ‘own’ towns. Nelson, Revelstoke, Kimberley, Golden, the list goes on. Photograph details: 13 sec, F11.0, ISO100, 60mm, shot using an Olympus OM-D EM5. This photograph is available for purchase through my photography shop, check it out, here. This photograph will only be available in 18×12.

Sunset in Wanaka, New Zealand

I’m currently in beautiful New Zealand and I’m stoked to explore more of this stunning country. Remember to follow me on Instagram and like Nomads on the Road on Facebook

Remember if you are interested in buying any of my photography check out this post, announcing the launch of my photography shop. Or email me at mike@nomadsontheroad.com and we can discuss your options. 

I am in the process of designing a new site, focused more on the photography side of things. I’ll still be blogging but I would like to integrate my photography shop into this main site. Watch this space. 


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