Our trip to Christchurch’s former leper island is something we look forward to every year. Quail Island has a colourful history that connects it with Canterbury’s settlement and the conquests of the early Antarctic expeditions.


It is also a great destination for our Essentials beginners workshop. Our walking tour took us to various beaches around the island. In the past, some had served as training ground for pack animals of the Scott and Shackleton expeditions while others are ship graveyards.


We ended up using them for less serious purposes, like taking our cameras out of auto. Exposure, shutter speed and ISO were successfully mastered by our group of six explorers.


A big thank you to everyone who made this day special. We hope that you enjoyed our little cruise as much as we did :)