Sunset in Hokitika, New Zealand

Jessica Peterson

What can I say in words that these pictures don’t more eloquently express about the beauty of New Zealand, its skies, and its beaches? This set is from the small seaside town of Hokitika, a pitstop on our southerly journey to Franz Josef glacier all the way from Auckland in North Island. Here you finally see the campervan that was our home (and sometimes our burden) in the 9-day road trip.

Don’t let the glowing sun fool you; it was bitter cold, but weather is no obstacle to art, so I wrapped myself up like a mummy and watched every minute of the golden orb slide towards the horizon, camera poised. I hadn’t sped hundreds of miles to Sunset Point, arriving just in time, to miss it for lack of willpower. The hubs cued up the beach chairs and wine for me upon return. It was kind of a perfect moment in time.

The next morning we found a coffee shop that served gluten-free breakfast and then walked to a black sand beach. Have I mentioned how delicious the coffee in New Zealand is?

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Photography by Jessica Peterson


  1. Julie
    May 26, 2014 at 5:08 am

    Wow these images are incredibly captivating! I can’t get over the incredible sunset…in a complete trance…Awed by your talent! So glad I stumbled upon your blog! Will DEF be back!


    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

    • Sound of Chic
      May 26, 2014 at 11:46 am

      Hi Julie. Thank you so much. I remember you from Design Star! How cool. One of my favorite shows. Following back…

  2. Hitch-Hikers Handbook
    October 14, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Great blog, Jessica! Glad to have connected with you on Twitter!
    Beautiful photos too! If you like photography, you might be interested in out Travel Photography Competition. I will send you the link on Twitter.
    Have a great day!

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