In this second collection of his best published stories, Derek Grzelewski writes of his journeys through New Zealand. He discovers in these small islands a land very much like a continent in the diversity of its spaces and places, and the people who live, work and play there.
Along the way, Grzelewski ranges across subjects as rich and varied as the landscape itself. There are stories of the people who shaped the country, of stargazing in the clear night skies of the Mackenzie Country, of flying remote mail routes or hunting for gold in the back country. You will also shape clay with potters, cycle forest trails, sled with snow dogs, swim with dolphins, wonder at whales; and this is just a glimpse of what’s here in our country, this ‘smallest continent’.