Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Mine Bay, Lake Taupo

Last week Luuka and I missioned in Taupo in the hopes of getting to paddle the Huka Falls on the Waikato River. We arrived at Canoe & Kayak Taupo and were told that the flow was too high. It was a stunning day so we grabbed some SUP boards and headed out on Lake Taupo (Acacia Bay) and cruised around to Mine Bay where there are some famous Maori carvings on the rocks. The Maori rock carvings are over 10meters high and are only accessible by boat, kayak or SUP! The carvings are the work of a master carver from the 1970s. They represent a visionary Maori navigator and recognise the Multi-cultural nature of New Zealand with some smaller features of Celtic design.
Thanks Canoe & Kayak Taupo for the boards! and Luuka for a rad day!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

South America!!!

Last year in November I flew to South America with two of my best friends, Katrina Van Wijk and Louise Urwin! When I first arrived I was still trying to rehab my shoulder that I had broken on the Green River. Fortunately it healed fast and within 1week of touching down in Chile I was back on the water. We had an amazing time exploring the rivers of Chile and Argentina and soaking up the amazing culture!!! We camped out at the rivers and lived and breathed Whitewater! We ate Asados, empanadas and lots of avocados:) Thanks so much to Katrina and Lou for bringing so much stoke! Also to all the other radical people we met along the way or that joined us in early December...Beth Hume, Nini, Nicole, Nicole, Sara Jane, Martina, Nouria, and so on...