After paddling 6 hours in the rain we pulled off the river at our first camping spot along the river. We got lucky in that the rain stopped just before we started setting up the tents. I also got to hang up all my wet clothing and sleeping bag - which was fortuntly nearly dry by the time we went to bed. Note the water level in comparison to where we placed our canoes 8 feet above the water level.
Whanganui River Trip January 5th 2011 Hi All,
Donavin reporting in after a fantastic canoe trip along the Whanganui River over the Christmas/New Year’s holiday break.
Question: When is a Great Walk not a walk?
Answer:-. When it is a canoe trip down the Whanganui River.
Don't ask me why, but the Whanganui River Journey is designated as one of the nine Great Walks of New Zealand. For the last three years, since Marcos made t ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Wanganui » Wanganui The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
I wish I had discovered this blog years ago. I did the mass email update for my previous adventures (United States and Europe) and now have no online documentation to share with fellow travelers.
To the chagrin of some friends and family wanderlust has struck again. I managed to stay focused for nearly a year and a half in a job related to my college education, however the desire to travel has grown strong again and can no longer be suppressed.
I have secured a 12 month Visa for New Zealand and hope to document this adventure for posterity, or at least the life of the TravelBlog.
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