250 miles from where I first started hitch hiking happens to be the little town with a population of 300 called Tekapo. Tekapo has a special place in my heart because it’s where I spent the winter. I was working at the local outdoor ice rink which had absolutely stunning views of the snow covered mountains.
But, now I’m here in summer! My partner and I found an awesome spot to camp by a river where no one knows about. I’ve been taking morning runs through town and running into all of the locals that I became so close with over the winter months. It’s pretty special actually. Makes me feel a little at home in a way, seeing these familiar smiles along this crazy journey of mine is comforting and warming. It’s really nice to leave a piece of you behind in each place that you spend so much time in because you never know if you’re going to return. But, if you do, it’s a really special feeling.
So Much Love, Mitchy Wilder
The Pictures above are taken from the same spot on the Lake Tekapo shore; one from summer and one from winter. And for all you crazy Americans out there, remember that the seasons are opposite here in NZ.