...the long way
...the long way

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Ginney Deavoll the artist, author and adventurer & Tyrell from South Brighton in Christchurch.

Their journey was 2000 km coast to coast of the South Island by paddle, pedal and foot...the long way. On the 20th of February they launched their kayaks into the tumultuous surf at Te Waewa
e Bay and headed for the rugged and remote coast of Fiordland. They passed towering mountains, ferocious waves, glided across mirror perfect reflections and were spoilt by the fresh cuisine. Once They arrived at Jackson Bay they exchanged kayaks for bikes and continued north past the glaciers to Otira. From Otira they followed the zigzagging trails over high mountain passes, through bone chilling rivers, across sandy beaches and grassy plains, all the way to Cape Farewell, the most northerly point in the South Island. The jtheirney was slow. They were in no hurry and had no records to beat. their purpose was to immersed in the environment and experience. To learn a little more about their greatest treasure and theirselves. 
Now they would like to share those experiences and those wild and special places. Since completing the jtheirney last May my adventure has continued through the medium of paint and words. Often the most memorable moments (like being followed by a Great White Shark 15km from any safe landing, being caught in a storm with mounting swell and blasting winds, sitting amongst a seal colony, sharing a beach with an elephant seal, paddling at midnight through the deathly still waters of the inner fiords with only the milky way to guide us........) are never caught by the lens, they are too involved in the moment. But these are the stories they tell when asked about the jtheirney. I have endeavtheired to capture these with the paintbrush. I have created 27 artworks, that for me tell the story of their jtheirney. The published book includes these, many photos alongside the story of their jtheirney which is also interspersed by snippets about little known history, flora and fauna that they encountered along the way. 

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 16 May, 2013.