Monday, April 24, 2006

4 Days in Queenstown

Easter weekend: Typically Central Otago sees an influx of tourists for Warbirds of Wanaka, the Race to the Sky & Scenic Autumn views. A few friends and I had water on our minds.
On sunday Robin Scott and myself ran both Citreon (G4)and Roaring Meg (G3) on the Kawarau, before meeting up with Blake Reid, Shanan Miles & Tim Brady for a run down Nevis Bluff (G6-???).
Sunday night saw some rain which meant the upper shotover (G2+) was flowing for some quality playboating. Our crew had grown to now include sundays photographer Megan Foster.
Chilly temperatures mixed with serene views in Skippers Canyon meant it was an awesome day. Monday night saw Shanan, Tim & Blake head to Milford for more boating, leaving Megan, Robin and I to see what was on the next day.
Tuesday started with car issues for Robin. No more 4wd... still worked though. Go the mighty subarus. Robin and I went for surf at the Dolittle Wave on the Dog Leg Section (G3+) of the Kawarau. Wednesday and the upper shotover was back in for Megan & I, now joined by Mark and Johnny from Invercargill. .

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