I spent last week deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon basin. Getting there took most of the morning; a 4.5hr drive to Shell, then a 50 minute prop plane flight towards the Peruvian border, landing on a dirt airstrip where we transferred down the bank (literally) to a motorised canoe for a 40 minute ride down the Pastaza and Capahuari rivers to the lodge. The eco-lodge I stayed at, Kapawi (Kap pah wee) is located in one of the most pristine and isolated points in the Amazon Basin. No logging or oil drilling has been done here and the closest town is ten days walk away. Read more
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Zealandia is up another big hill from me (shock, horror), which to be fair as hardly surprising since I live on reclaimed land minutes from Wellington harbour, and with these earthquakes, is probably getting closer and closer every day.
Zealandia is 622 acres of fenced bush reserve only 3km from the top of the cable car. It’s in the former Wellington reservoir gully – used before they realised the gully runs down a faultline, which is not really the best idea for your city water supply.
The sanctuary is fenced like Jurassic Park with a special purpose built fence Read more