Monday, June 25, 2018

Grand Canyon

Some photos from our kayaking and rafting trip in the Grand Canyon. Eight people, sixteen days, three rafts, four kayaks, big water, spectacular scenery, lots of fun...

Scouting from the top - it doesn't look so bad!

the team at the start

Lunch on the rafts

Now which side of Bedrock were we supposed to go....

Jim rafting

Tori at Lava

Monday, July 03, 2017


Tori recently spent  five weeks n Nepal on a kayaking trip that turned into a kayaking and tramping trip. Here are some photos.

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)
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)
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