Pictures of the Week 20 – Extreme Hammocking Part I

    Relaxing in the hammock for most of the day, enjoying these views over Tryphena Harbour with a couple of beers...
Relaxing in the hammock for most of the day, enjoying these views over Tryphena Harbour with a couple of beers…

I’ve been relatively busy lately. I’m designing and building a small home. Things are going really well – which I acknowledge – and before the end of this year I’ll write exhaustively about how I planned, designed and built an affordable, simple and yet utterly stunning home that will last.

This project, my new job and a few other things were starting to have a toll on my energy levels and mood, so the decision was made to take it really easy on the weekend, to find my hammock and relax/meditate with a few beers at one of my favourite spots on BENIsLAND. I had a very satisfying day in the hammock up in the hills and realised that I need to this more often. So this is hopefully the first part of ‘Extreme Hammocking’.

I bought this hammock many years ago in Thailand for about 10 bucks. It is going to get a lot of use from now on.
I bought this hammock many years ago in Thailand for about 10 bucks. It is going to get a lot of use from now on.

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Taking this picture was the most difficult thing I did all day...
Taking this picture was the most difficult thing I did all day…

In other news, I did a mountain bike trip through Forest Road a few weeks ago. Here a few pics.

What a great ute. Early 80s Toyota Hiace.
What a great ute. Early 80s Toyota Hiace.
Views toward Little Barrier Island.
Views toward Little Barrier Island.

lookout3lookout2lookout4Two pics from BENIsLAND.

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Nice to see Kereru in the bush. They are severely pissing me off though when in the orchard. Already decimated my plum trees...
Nice to see Kereru in the bush. They are severely pissing me off though when in the orchard. Already decimated my plum trees…

That’s it in terms of pictures. I’ll be soon on an off-Island trip to the South Island with the Youth Group. So watch this space for some more and different pics.

4 thoughts on “Pictures of the Week 20 – Extreme Hammocking Part I”

  1. Wow Ben – looks amazing! Been following your blog for a while now but glad to see you’re taking time to do some sweet nothing. I’m arriving in NZ myself in a few weeks time and you’ve inspired me to make sure I get stuck into a bit of extreme hammocking myself.

    1. Dear Mrs. Weka, I appreciate your comment. Always nice to get feedback from readers who I don’t know personally. Wishing you a great time in NZ! Ben

  2. Look at all that beautiful weather – so where are the fish mate? Clearly that new job is paying you too well! And a trip to the South Island – Man you’re Living The Dream!

    That is quite a mean looking Kauri tucked away in your bush too!

    I look forward to a little down time in that hammock myself later in the summer! Or do I have to bring my own? Million dollar views indeed….. Paul xxxxx

    1. Hey Pauli, my financial situation is not good at all; the job though is great. In Hanmer Springs with the youth group at the moment, and yeah, having a good time.

      Haven’t been fishing much. Actually once in about 3 months and that was utterly bad.
      Hmm not too sure which picture u are referring to re Kauri, will have to have a look later. There are a few big Kauri on Benisland, no question. Have found some new tracks and explored the south east border too.

      I find some new spots for the hammock, n u can use it, them as u please.

      The building is cooking together really nicely, you’ll be impressed. Cheers, B

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