Josh Gallivan

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For the love of life

Our journey has taken us to many incredible spots over the last two weeks. We drove up the west coast to see the retreating glaciers, we shot guns with the mayor, we stayed in a neat little cottage, we got our van stuck in sand and had to flag someone down in a rain and sandfly infested typhoon, we golfed, we have fished a lot, we woke up to an earthquake one morning, ¬†we have slept under the stars and made beer can burgers, we read most nights and get good sleep, and once in a while we even eat a nice meal. It’s important to meet life head on.

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Franz Joseph Glacier

 

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Summer reflections

 

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Wild flowers on the trail

 

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Gin Clear


I got news that my good friends the Melville’s, who I sailed across the atlantic ocean with last year had just made it to NZ and were on the dock in Nelson at the top of the south island. Before dropping my cousins off in Blenheim for their bus ride to christchurch we made our way to the port to see them. I was so excited to see them as they have been sailing for the last year across all of the pacific ocean including little atolls such as the Galapagos, Fiji, Tonga, French Polynesia, etc. the list goes on and on. We had a great time together last year and really had a tough crossing and bonded as friends.

 

 

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First Feast after the crossing

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Christmas feast

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Archie the fisherman

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Casting lessons in the Caribbean

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Local fisherman in Brava, Cape Verde Islands

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Do you have mask?

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Knot Sense

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Bartering for christmas dinner

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Cape Verdes

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Sugar cane

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Checking the rigging

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Fly fish

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Very common sight while sailing

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No catch and release

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14 foot wooden boats used in 1000 ft of water

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