Monday, August 29, 2016

Winter Tramping


Ada Pass Hut (St James)
Frozen Stream
The snow defeated us on the St James

Beautiful weather in Nelson Lakes (looking down on Rotorua)
 
Rotoiti
Jim is under there somewhere!

Coldwater Hut Jetty (Lake Rotoiti)

Jim says I never put good photos of him kayaking in the blog (Hawarden gap on the Hurunui)!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The year in photos (well sort of)

The past year has seen us do quite a bit of kayaking while Elenya has stayed put (the year's big journey was about 300 m to the dry dock and back!). Tori has been busy sailing on other boats (including on a yacht taking a group of Ham radio operators to Chesterfield Reef- part of New Caledonia and about half way between there and Australia) and Jim has been busy with work. Occasionally we even get to see each other! The year started and ended with us kayaking in Murchison and we did two overnight trips this year: the Landsborough with raft support and an unsupported trip on the Upper Waiau.

Campsite on the Landsborough

Landsborough River


Jim on the Landsborough


Sealion (Auckland Is.)
Boobies (Chesterfield Reef)
Chesterfield
Hmm that tent wasn't here yesterday. Two boobies unperturbed by radio hams setting up near their spot.
Turtle Chesterfield
Friends in Noumea

Monday, March 16, 2015

Whataroa River

 

 
 

 
Whataroa River on the West Coast. Our first fly in paddle. Thanks Kelly for the photos

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Random update

Yes we're still alive! We've been doing a lot of kayaking interspersed with the odd sub-antarctic trip for me and the odd work trip for Jim.
Lower Matakitaki

Un-loading the kayaks

Jim on the Kakapotahi


Well, we got away on one overnight tramp during winter

Penguin counting from Evohe in the Antipode Islands

Antipodes

Sea elephants (Antipodes)

Erect crested penguins

Monday, April 28, 2014

The last few months in photos

The view from the yacht in one of the four berths we've been in recently. Spent some time this weekend cleaning off the overspray from the dry dock -one of the hazards of being in a commercial port. At the moment the "World" is tied up near us on No. 7 wharf.
 

We looked after a kitten for a week. A friend had nearly run it over and needed someone to look after him while she was away prior to finding him a home. We very nearly kept him!
 
Josh poses at a friend's birthday party
 We haven't been sailing on Elenya but Tori has been for a few trips on other boats this is a shot of Tiama in the Antipodes Islands taken from the dinghy
 
 The Antipodes Islands looking at the penguin colony and also a large slip that damaged the hut the scientists were to stay in. Luckily there was a castaway hut that was intact but not quite as comfortable as the modern hut
Not quite so remote! Sunset in Auckland taken from the Spirit

Kayaking in some different places

Camping at Lake Pukaki to kayak the Pukaki release

 
 
Kayaking the Shotover over Easter

 
 



Tori on the Shotover
Jim on a wave (Dog Leg section of the Kawarau)

ManEater rapid on the Roaring Meg section of the Kawarau at Easter
Lake Brunner prior to doing some grade 2 runs on the West Coast


Monday, October 21, 2013

UK Trip

We had a trip to the UK in Sept/Oct. Mainly to catch up with Jim's family but we did manage to do some touristy stuff and hired a narrow boat on the Thames for a week.

Dover Castle
 

Bridge near Oxford

One of the many riverside pubs (seen from the narrow boat)

Working the lock

Thames Barges at Maldon

Approaching Canterbury Cathedral