Archives for May 2022


I have been to southern New Zealand countless times. It is an area that until recently, has not attracted visitors in any great numbers. It has always been regarded as remote with a cold climate. Kiwis would sooner travel north to the warm Pacific Islands or to the brighter lights of Australia. Perhaps its this perceived isolation that has resulted in Southland and Fiordland being home to an interesting collection of eccentrics and fiercely independent loners. Carl Bjork is a perfect example of a man with an independent spirit who adapted to  the isolation and challenging climate of Fiordland to live a fulfilling life. read more