This blog is about my travels. At home in New Zealand, in other parts of Oceania, North, Central and South America and in Europe.
This was a great ladies trip to the Puketeraki range in Canterbury. We had planned to climb a peak in Arthur's pass that weekend but very high winds meant that it was a much better idea to go tramping instead. We had lunch at Tarn hut. It got windier and windier up on the tops. The wind was so strong we were battling against it and trying not to get blown over. My sunglasses nearly got blown off while I was wearing them. It was a relief to get back down to the bush line. We also dropped down into the Valley and some of us waded across the stream to bag Young man stream hut as well. By the time we got back to our cars after 10 hours it was dark but the wind was still really strong. It was a great trip with a great group of ladies!
The next morning four of us drove over to Castle Hill. It is a beautiful place, basically a bunch of mysterious rock formations that are perfect for bouldering. It rained in the morning but happily the sun came out and the boulders dried off really quickly. So we had a fun afternoon bouldering in the sun in an amazing place.
These are some pictures from a club trip to the Hauhangaroas in the Waikato. It is the Southernmost range for Kauri so the bush had an interesting mixture of trees which also included large Tawa trees mixed with Rimu trees. Many of these trees are hundreds of years old and luckily escaped felling so that we could (and other people in hundreds of years time can) also enjoy them.
I am a traveller from New Zealand. My blog is to inform friends and family about my adventures. I hope you enjoy it.