THE BEST BEACH EXCEPT…(do not swim here)
We’re over halfway through our road trip around the South Island of New Zealand, and we’ve reached the untamed coast. AKA the west coast. AKA the wild west. It’s notoriously rugged and now that we’re here, we’re starting to understand why it has garnered such a reputation. Even our beach house came with a welcome and a warning: Extremely Dangerous, Do Not Swim In The Sea. 😲
Because there is something wild that happens between the Tasman Sea and the highest peaks in the Southern Alps. This week, we’re getting a taste of both. From the most dangerous beach we’ve ever seen to New Zealand’s fastest-moving glaciers.
As promised, here is one of our favorite climate resources. Project Drawdown conducts an ongoing review and analysis of practices and technologies that are able to reduce greenhouse gas concentrations in Earth’s atmosphere and also are 1) currently available, 2) growing in scale, 3) financially viable, 4) able to have a net positive impact, and 5) quantifiable under different scenarios.
Our South Island Road Trip Route
Our South Island Road Trip Route
What’s With The MAP?
This is a free website and app from Roadtrippers. It’s been our go-to app for discovering weird roadside attractions (hello Cano’s Castle) and wild places to camp (Trona Pinnacles). The free version is fantastic and packed with all the essential features. But, we have the Plus account because it’s better for an extended trip (like this one). Plus unlocks features like live traffic, notes for each stop, collaborating with friends, and offline maps (handy during the trip since the internet is intermittent).
- Roadtrippers (free): https://roadtrippers.com/?via=thewynns
- Roadtrippers Plus: https://roadtrippers.com/plus/?via=thewynns
- Use promo code THEWYNNS for $5 off
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Thanks for this great video. Sunday video with the Wynns lately is extreme, wild nature Which I love and cannot get enough of.
I could sit with you Jason for hours watching those crashing, energetic waves. What a way to meditate and find spirituality for me, that is.
I love the green, overgrown and wild rainforests. I love the flowing water of the babbling brooks, creeks, streams and rivers you encountered. I am curious to know, did you drink from those waters?
I also, would be interested in a CD of the background nature sounds of the rainforests, waterfalls and waves.
Joy and happiness,
Thank you. Your efforts are always appreciated & I always enjoy my does of Monday escapism with the Wynn’s
THANKS AGAIN FOR PROVIDING A GEOGRAPHY LESSON TO PLACES ONLY YOU TWO PROVIDE.. KEEP UP THE AWESOME VIDEOS AND STAY DRY AND SAFE.
I loved that green woods. What a treat! Thank you for that.
A few years ago, a scientist was speaking about global warming caused by the greenhouse effect which began with over-population and the industrial revolution. The interviewer asked if it was too late to reverse the damage that humans had caused.
He responded that if every single individual on the face of the earth all stopped using harmful ways of doing things, it was slightly possible that change could be be done. However, he followed up with the question of what is the likelihood of such a thing happening. Of course we know that to be impossible. The terrorists would never change their focus. Neither would the rich. Big business does not care. That vast number of people are too poor to have any influence. That ship has sailed.
There are two choices of belief systems when it comes to human origins; macro evolution or intelligent design. The evolutionists will tell you that humans will eventually become extinct, and the creationists will tell you that we cannot save ourselves. In this they agree. We are doomed.
Glacier national park has almost no glacier left, and all around the world they are shrinking because of us. There is no other proof of any other possibility. Huge numbers of humans will soon be wiped out by droughts, wars, rising sea water and by lack of potable water, among other catastrophes. It ain’t getting better. We’d better get on the boat.
What a beautiful starry night! Did you get to see the Aurora lights?
It is such beautiful country! Incredible waterfalls! It looks like a tropical forest but then you see the snow capped mountains.
Wish you could have walked the glaciers or at least gotten a little closer!
I hope you are enjoying your time on land!
Nice provides us with wonderful view of areas of the world that the majority of the population would never see. Thank you for sharing.
Extraordinary video, as always! Thanks for the info on Project Drawdown. It’s been awesome traveling with you around New Zealand — I probably will never get to go myself, but with you guys and your awesome videos, I feel like I’ve been! Thank you!!!!! Keep up the great work. Truly looking forward to next Sunday! Stay safe and stay curious… 💞🙏✨
The Fox Glacier terminus in 1600 AD was at the depth of the Little Ice Age, ca. 1300-1870 AD. What is never mentioned, let alone acknowledged, by environmentalists is that there has been a natural bounce-back to warmer, pre-Little Ice Age conditions since then.
For example, one of the reasons “Greenland” was settled by the Vikings was the warmth prior to 1300 AD, and one of the reasons the Viking settlements in Greenland disappeared was the cooling that began the Little Ice Age. The Norse abandoned Greenland’s Western Settlement around 1350 AD, and their Eastern Settlement followed soon after..
It is unsettled science just how much of the bounce-back since 1870 is man-made — and don’t let anyone tell you different.
Climate nit-picking aside, your cinematography in this episode was exceptional by any standard!
First 1. Teeter Totter
Bee 2. Y’all may have sailed halfway around the world, but y’all have definitely walked all the way with having to set the camera, do the walk to the que, make the walk, walk back to the camera, then walk on!
Tree 3. That nature sound in the Ford Glacier Forrest is my new white noise! Y’all need to make a CD of waterfalls and waves and forrest and etc sounds and add it to the shop!!
Richard M Calbo
BEST HISTORY CLASS I HAVE EVER ATTENDED, REALLY GOOD VISUAL AIDS AND INTERESTING COMMENTS FROM THE WYNN’S. I’VE ENJOYED THEIR ADVENTURE, SAILING AROUND THE WORLD, AND I ENVY THEM, WHAT A GREAT LIFE-STYLE THEY HAVE, THEY ARE YOUNG, INTELLIGENT, FUN TO WATCH AND THEY HAVE SOMETHING MANY ONLY DREAM ABOUT AND THAT IS THE LIFE THEY ARE LIVING WHICH IS EXPLORING MOTHER EARTH.