March 23, 2022 7.14am

Recently negotiated a second raise at work, the last was in December. Intending to continue in this role that I cherish – native forest conservation – for much of the remainder of my time in New Zealand. The plan after my visa expires on August 20th is to return to the UK for a limited time. Earlier ambitions to stay and pursue a residency visa here in New Zealand have been clobbered by my growing desire to continue travelling, if I can continue saving at my current rate I think I should soon have enough funds to travel for five years or so without a need to work.

Reading Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane