Grand Traverse, New Zealand (Dec 2012)

An idea that arose from the walk last year is to stay in the Rat’s Nest alone one day. A minimalistic hut in solitude.

Walking through the trails and on to a warm hut can’t adequately capture the feeling of this space. Conditions can change drastically but I’ve learnt the kit and safety routines. When can I go?

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World Environment Day cat

Sungei Buloh gave me a lovely gift for talking at the WED 2011 celebrations. Made of Xylocarpus granatum bark, they made a silhouette of a cat.

Xylo the cat is named after that same tree, as he appeared in the X. granatum forest at Buloh east, to claim me in 2006.

He still likes pawing flowing water.

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