page is here to show some photos of our second trip out of Wellington,
to the town of Mangaweka to do some Kayaking on the Rangitikei River.
There aren't too many photos as its hard to kayak and take photos!!!
started the day off at the Freyburg Pool in Palmerston North for some
basic kayaking skills and rescue techniques. These would come in very
handy for Andy who would make at least 10 wet exits over the course of
the weekend. Not helped by Jenny who rammed him over on one occasion.
Also taking the course were a trio of Doctors from Wellington - Kirsty,
James and Paul - who were doing the course in order to meet the entry
requirements for the 2007 Coast to Coast multi-sport race which
involves Kayaking, Cycling and Running from the West to the East coast
of the South Island. A tough ask!
||This picture shows the
shop who'd arranged the trip for us, based on the Rangitikei River in
|This was our
accomodation, the lovely Log Cabin. The picture also shows the other
members of our party, Kirsty, James and Paul. Good luck to them with
the Coast to Coast.
||This is the river we'd
rafted down, the photo taken from the bottom of the river after we'd
finished our second day of Kayaking on the Sunday.
|Another picture of the
same river, just looking the other way. Slipped over on the muddy banks
a few times, that's for sure!
||A fine example of Kiwi
parking. You should just be able to make out that the car on the right
hand side is upside-down
|A picture from a lookout
point between Hunterville and Feilding (yes F-e-i-l-d-i-n-g). Must have
been a Yank who spelt that town name for them!!