One has to have something ahead to aim for. Here are some projects and plans that are on the whiteboard.
🌻 I have scouted out a rather interesting potential 'lone tree'. This is at minimum a whole-day trip, possibly an overnighter. I have looked for the location on the ground in May 2021, but no luck. What I didn't realize was how much less rain we've had - lake and river levels were very low, besides some impassable terrain issues.
🌺 I've exhausted the relatively boring area within a 60km radius of where I stay, and a ways beyond that. So several longer trips away are in the works. We are much more free in NZ (with the pandemic) than many other countries, but getting out the door still remains as 99% of the battle.