A CHILDHOOD FANTASY COME TRUE

A CHILDHOOD FANTASY COME TRUE

Searching out glowworms was on my bucket list long before we set sail for New Zealand. But between the winter weather, lockdown, and boat projects, we haven’t explored much beyond the marine chandlers.

Until now!

I had a toy Gloworm as a little girl that was practically attached to my chest. To me he wasn’t a toy, he was my beacon of safety in the dark.

So you can imagine how my inner child squealed when David Attenborough showed me that my beloved glowworm was alive and well in New Zealand.

And not just a glowworm but a whole galaxy of them…now that is a childhood fantasy come true.

We knew trying to capture bioluminescent creatures wasn’t going to be easy.  And we knew our gear wasn’t quite right…but wow, it was sooo much more of a commitment than we could have ever anticipated.

Without further ado, here is what we made of 10 hours inside a limestone cave with one of New Zealand’s most magical natural wonders.

As if capturing glowworms on camera isn’t challenging enough…we decided to get photos of us too.  Turns out, standing still and looking natural for a full 35-60 seconds is my greatest challenge.  But, this is as close to being in an Avatar movie as I will ever get…so it was worth it!

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    • Artists – Yuriy Leontiev, Ardie Son, The David Roy Collective, Michael FK, Eleven Tales

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