Monday, July 21, 2008

Rangitata gorge

After the holidays me and Sam decided that we were getting withdrawls again from paddling, the call was made and with a bit of txting on my part (never again) we managed to conger up a team.

We had Sam, Jared, Ash, Chris, josh and myself.

We arrived at the get out and explained to the crew the plan, loaded up the wizard six up and headed to the get in.

Here are some picts of the day...... and well done josh for stepping up and styling the pinch. (chur)

Getting on the water

Josh running No.1 rapid

Running 'Roosters Tail & Pigs Troff'

Jared Running 'Roosters Tail & Pigs Troff'

Ash running the 'Buffer'

Cheers to every one for a mint day on the water.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The walk

This wee mission involved a hole lot of walking and not alot of paddling, all i can say is thank god it wasnt my idea as i would be a little bit gutted.

This trip (tramp) was lead by sanga, and thank god will never be repeated again.

Here are some picts....the sweet tells the story.

The start to the journey will full of enthuasim.....short lived (the crew gearing up)

At the top of the first hill, oh yes there were more than one. (the boys looking very tired)

Me (butterz) trying to manuver the kayak down the river, dam site better than walking.

Resting over the fire sharing storyies of how much the day had used our bodies.

Butters hitting up a drop on the lower lower section of the Ngaruroro river....this wasnt even on the trip...thats how average the paddling was...i had to steel a shot from another day on the river....but all in alll ther was good personal growth... and all that stufff.(but no paddling)

Buller fest and muria falls

Here are some delayed picts of bullerfest and a cheeky huck of muria on the way home, it was an awsome weekend and we can only look foward to being there next year.....

Chee droping it like its hot

Butters doing the same

Soph hitiing it up (This is a week earlier i might add, sticking it to the boys)

Sange leading the pack in the extreme race