Patrick Lam

Thoughts and travels of Patrick Lam

Japan part I: cherry blossoms and part of the Nakasendo, February 2023

First overseas trip since 2020, to Japan. Walking on a bit of the Nakasendō, plus some info on pre-trip planning, and early cherry blossoms.

Around the Mountain Circuit (Taranaki), January 2 to 5, 2023

A walk around the mountain (Taranaki). Pretty chill except for day 3 which had super high winds and day 2 which had a short amount of muddy steep terrain.

Christmas on the South Island: Gillepsie, Mueller Hut, glacier kayaking, and rock climbing

Christmas 2022 trip. Like everyone in New Zealand and many people from overseas, we flew in to Queenstown. Got away from the huge hordes by going to Wanaka (small hordes) and Mount Cook Village (some visitors). Did many of the things we’d been planning: Gillespie Circuit, glacier kayaking, Mueller Hut. Also went rock climbing in Wanaka. Featuring many pictures of Wanaka grebes.

Leaving Early: The Last Day of our South Island December 2022 trip

A day in the life. Making and executing last-minute travel plans to get back to Wellington from the South Island.

Three full days in Yellowknife

Checking off another territory from my Canada list; brief visit to Yellowknife (NWT) and successful aurora spotting.