31 August 2007
whats that? got urself some sweet weather!
the vehicles at rest, looking out to Godley Head from Little Port Cooper
crusher taking the first strokes of the new day.
Derry paddling past a mint arch.
Some of the crew. left to right- derry, dave, ryan
27 August 2007
It started off with a few beers and turned into a nite full of heavy discussions about politics, society, and most importantly, kayaking. Followed by an early morning it was up to the Rangitata for some big water action in the beautiful weather.
For this trip we could only rustle up one car load, so keen as we are, we paddled up-stream to the bottom of the gorge and then walked up to the top along a farm track. All in all this took about an hour and a half before we put on already shattered.
What a way to spend a Sunday!!
23 August 2007
16 August 2007
Soph and Gus traipsing it up a frosty slope on a portage of the lower Kakapotahi.
The next day we decided to head into the Lower Arahura and drop into the gorge some of us had walked away from earlier in the year. This turned out to be a good call and all had an exciting yet intimidating time in the lower gorge.
Put in for Arahura, unfortunately this machine could not navigate the next part of the washed out 4wd track so a 2 hour walk was still ahead of us.
Jamie dropping into the lower Arahura Gorge.
Another excellent day out! The crew is buzzing after the latest dose of adrenhaline so an easy decision is reached for the next day. A chopper trip into the lower Whataroa. Yeya!
We rise early and get the go ahead for thwe days antics. A bit of a long drive to the pick up spot but the crew is amped up for the day ahead. We preapre ourselves for a long day on the river and wait excitedly for the chopper. I always say pictures say more than words so.....
Gary and Berno taking off.
Chee and Gus looking pretty happy with themselves.
Soph going off the first drop.
Chee going off drop....sweet boof!
Berno in the midst of it all
The crew: Berno, Jamie, Gary, Chee, Sanga, Soph, Leela and Gus (behind camera)
Sanga, final drop of day and still looking fine!
Berno et al on paddle back to car
After another amazing West Coast day we head back to the campground pack up camp and head back home.................until next time!
A great day was had by all.
8 August 2007
The look into the distane by the CPIT level 6 kayak crew just before the Stix walk in.
Garry stomping one of the many awsome drops on the Stix.
Jamie dropping another of the awsome drops the Stix has to offer