OMG. The Gutter, Mason Bay, Stewart Island.

Yep. You gotta believe it. The Gutter at the bottom end of Mason Bay is one heck of a spot.

One of the privileges of guiding on Stewart Island are the happy trampers you get to hang out with.

An amazing array of lives lived and experiences had.

Often for various reasons people end up coming back for a few guided walks in Southland. Surprising that….

One of the serial offenders is landscaped photographer Peter Latham. Yep that marvellous shot above was taken by Peter. Late evening, roaring South Westerly, landscape to die for. That small lagoon in middle shot is called The Gutter, with Mason Bay stretching 14 odd kilometres in to the upper right of shot. Fabulous.

Peter, a range of his friends and I have explored Stewart Island, the South Coast Track around to the Waitutu Forest and in November we are off to do the Dusky in Fiordland. Yahhoooo … I love the Dusky.

Watching a professional at work is always a treat and Peter is fully committed. A large array of gear and never once a complaint about the multiple packs he carries. On returning home from one Fiordland trip Peter discovered a small fern in the shot was blurred with a slight shake in the breeze. No worries. Peter jumps on the plane to Invercargill, charters jetboat guru Paul Roff from Wairaurahiri Wilderness Jet to get down to the Waitutu Forest and nails the shot. Nice one Peter.

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