So Sunday morning we headed up to Peel forest to find the Rangitata Rafting Company. Here we were given tea & lunch before getting geared up for rafting. We spent over 2 hours rafting down the Rangitata River over rapis graded 1 through to 5 which was great fun - no one fell out or capsised although I did loose my paddle at one point - oops! It was drop it or hit Julian around the head with it as everyone dived to the left! We also got a chance to go swimming down the river & also to jump into the water from a couple of rocks - one a few metres above the river & the other around 10m above the water! That was rather terrifying but good fun! After this schenanigans we were taken back to the lodge where hot showers & a BBQ awaited us! Photos of the day will follow when I can get them off the CD...
Myself & Julian had opted to stay the night at the lodge so as it was early we headed back down to Peel Forest & went for a short walk, including visiting an old saw pit. Just
as we got back to the car the heavens opened & it poured with rain & hail, thunder & lightning! We got rather damp running from the car to the lodge. The Flying Kiwi bus had arrived by then so the place was rather crowded & we watched The Castle (Aussie film) - ok but not as funny as we were lead to believe - and The World's Fastest Indian which was a very good film about Burt Monroe & his modified Indian motorcycle.
I'm just an ecologist,, SFF fan and rainbow loving gal who wishes she had more time & money for travelling!
Born & bred in the UK I grew up with summer holidays to remote corners of this isle and my memories of these trips involve scrambling up mountains in the rain! Great times! I am fascinated by the natural world around us, by all the amazing creatures that share it with us & the ways they & their habitats fit together.
Having finished my PhD in Ecology in 2010 I set off to see Australia & New Zealand for several months to escape! This blog began then, I've missed several UK based h... full info