NGARUA CAVES,GOLDEN BAY & HIKE UP TO LAKE ANGELUS


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February 18th 2007
Published: March 4th 2007
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JUST SOMETHING WE SAW ALONG THE WAY. HAD TO STOP YOU SEE WHY.
TRAVELLEND TO THE FAR NORTH OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, THIS AREA NOT MANY PEOPLE GO SLIGHTLY OUT OF THE WAY. ALONG THE WAY I INDULGED IN A FAVOURITE PASSTIME OF MINE NOW EXPLORING CAVES.

VISITED THE NGARUA CAVES. THIS WAS FANTASTIC BIG FORMATIONS OF STALIGMITES AND STALAGTITES.


NEXT ONTO GOLDEN BAY WHERE WE CHECKED OUT AN AMASINGLY HUGE SAND SPIT CALLED FARWELL SPIT ABOUT 50KM LONG. FANTASTIC. ITS ALSO A MAJOR BIRD SANCTUARY I WAS FACINATED BUT WAS SADLY NOT BENS THING.

NEXT WE WENT FOR A MAJOUR HIKE UP A FEW MOUNTAINS TO GET TO A BEAUTIFUL PLACE CALLED LAKE ANGELUS. TAKE A LOOK AT PHOTOS BLOODY AMAZING VIEWS ON THE WAY. I FOUND IT A HARD HIKE BUT WELL WORTH IT. THEY RECON THE HUT WHERE WE SLEPT IS ABOUT A MILE IN THE SKY.


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NGARUA CAVENGARUA CAVE
NGARUA CAVE

THE ENTRANCE
NGARUA CAVENGARUA CAVE
NGARUA CAVE

ME IN CAVE
NGARUA CAVENGARUA CAVE
NGARUA CAVE

ME IN CAVE
FARWELL SPITFARWELL SPIT
FARWELL SPIT

HUGE LUMP OF SAND TOP OF SOUTH ISLAND
FARWELL SPITFARWELL SPIT
FARWELL SPIT

HUGE LUMP OF SAND TOP OF SOUTH ISLAND
LAKE ANGELUSLAKE ANGELUS
LAKE ANGELUS

FIRST MOUNTAIN CLIMBED NOT FINISHED YET!
LAKE ANGELUSLAKE ANGELUS
LAKE ANGELUS

SOME OF THE VIEW
LAKE ANGELUSLAKE ANGELUS
LAKE ANGELUS

WATER BREAK
LAKE ANGELUSLAKE ANGELUS
LAKE ANGELUS

FINALLY AFTER 8 HOURS OF WALKING WE GOT THERE. NICE LAKE NOTICE THE HUT ON THE LEFT WHERE WE STAYED.
LAKE ANGELUSLAKE ANGELUS
LAKE ANGELUS

TRIUMPHANT AFTER WALK
LAKE ANGELUSLAKE ANGELUS
LAKE ANGELUS

BASKING IN THE SUN AFTER WALK!! BLOODY KNACKERED


6th March 2007

caves
Hi richard, the journals are wonderful, however I'm getting a little worried you look so thrilled to be back in a cave!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought you had got over that, we must have another little talk. x

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