Skinny Dippin’ and The Lost Wallet

The morning sky poked up over the lake with a blink of dim light and at 5 AM I found myself inebriated, patting every pant pocket, shuffling through my frayed jacket, and searching frantically...
Hitchhiking to Abandoned Tokomaru Bay

Abandoned Tokomaru Bay

I stood right outside Tologa Bay by the only shoulder in the shade, flexing my thumb as minimal traffic whizzed by along highway 35 around the eastern coast. A black sports car screeched to...
Freight Train Hopping out of Hamilton

Night Rider of the Blue Dusk

Train Hopping Auckland Loud nasally snores echoed from the living room and I tapped Zep to wake him, but he did not budge. He lay there stone cold on the blue suede couch from a...
New Plymouth squatting along the coast of the Pacific Ocean

Coastal Sunset Squatting the NP

Hitchhiking Whanganui I held my sign firmly, peeking up at the dreariness weeping above in swirls of gray, hoping for a lift out of the last stretch of Whanganui before desolation. The gas station produced...
Riding an open empty flat car to Tauranga

Tauranga Diesel Boy

Train Hopping Tauranga I lay sprawled out in the grass.  The night dew slowly dampened my ass so I unraveled my bivy for a quick sleep under a patch of pine trees by the Hamilton...