Ben Howe
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Welcome. My name is Ben and I live in New Zealand. This website contains writing, photos and moving images on some of the following topics; music, travel, photography, film and more.

Wellington Coastline, New Zealand

I have been living in Wellington, New Zealand, for a little over a year. I moved here from the more northerly, larger and warmer city of Auckland. I had visited Wellington often before and driven around its waterfront. I knew it was an attractive city. But I didn’t fully appreciate that the ocean and spectacular and rugged southern coast was so accessible and integral to the town. Wherever you are in Wellington, the sea is nearby; be that the harbour, bays or open ocean.

Travelling to Kashgar in xinjiang, 1988

In 1988, when I was 18 years old, I travelled to Pakistan, and it's northern Himalaya regions of Gilgit and Hunza. I then crossed the Khunjerab Pass into the far Western Chinese province of Xinjiang. MORE

OLD GHOST ROAD BIKE TRAIL New Zealand

The Old Ghost Road is an 85 km single track bike-packing mountain bike trail and walking path in the upper South Island of New Zealand. Watch the video.

OLD GHOST ROAD: MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL

The Old Ghost Road traverses mountains, deep river gorges, dense forest and rough backcountry. It is a remote single track bike-packing mountain bike trail , exposed, with rocky sections above the treeline. MORE