Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Arnold River & Random Pic's

The Arnold River is a short drive from Greymouth, a small grade 2 river that is the local training grounds for Tai Poutini Polytech & Grey High School students. A regular flow and nice eddy lines make a fun little trip down the river.

Spent the afternoon in the sun with Megs & Viv Buxton who has just starting working at Grey Vet's. The first half of the run was pretty smooth with some nice little eddy lines, we spent about 20 minutes playing in the most pathetic hole I've ever stopped to park 'n' play in!

Further down the run there were a few nice catch on the fly waves & holes.

As with many rivers the Arnold is under threat from a dam proposal, submissions have closed and we await to see the outcome for a fantastic wee run that would be impossible to replace if lost.

Now to the random photos

Meg's showing off! Photo Antz Longman

A quick stop by Maruia Falls, we didn't feel like paddling.... Photo Antz Longman

Being crazy.... Photo Megs or Kim

The Arnold Put in, Viv's trusty brown wagon. Photo Antz Longman

Viv playing in our mini park 'n' play. Photo Antz Longman

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