2 nights, 3 days, a long weekend with a super early start.
An adventure many years in the making – a challenge and its rewards
An overnight on Matiu-Somes Island, with fireworks on the harbour and 5 little blue penguins was my idea of bliss!
Mid Winter usually means hiding away indoors. Not for our Tramping Club Families Group! We’re working on building a tradition of a mid-winter cook out!
An adventure we’ve waited YEARS to be in a position to actually do – finally on the cards!
The downside of camping in Autumn is that you have limited daylight hours.
We had a choice – first morning sun, or last afternoon sun – for our tent site. We opted for last afternoon sun. Which meant the inside of our tent was still cold (and the outside still damp), until the sun arrived around 11:30am. However, we also kept the sunshine until after 4pm. Other than one foggy morning and one breezy evening, we had still, calm, clear weather for 4 straight days.
The Queen Charlotte Track nearly broke me. It DID break my boots! Rain, massive distances (34km in a day), heat, we had it all. And then we got to see Dolphins on our way back to Picton.
What happens when you take 6 kids tramping? Magic.
Exploring the Routeburn was amazing, its the first Great Walk I’ve done where I simply MUST go back.
Amazing views, vistas beyond belief, perfect weather, and an amazing crew of women to enjoy it with. A perfect weekend.