Strawberries and Cream with the Men in Black

We all finally met in the vehicle line-up at the ferry car park. The trip leader had waited the previous half hour sunbathing and enjoying the perfect still evening air, watching the ironing board flat sea and the growing number of various shades of pink in the sky. An idyllic ferry crossing passed with pleasant … Read more

Paua Hut

What a wonderful weekend trip to Paua Hut. The weather was superb and we had enthusiastic children that loved the whole experience, helped by having each other as company and fireworks and chocolate snacks. More about that later. We all met up at the Catchpool carpark on a beautiful Saturday morning at 10.30am. Constanze and … Read more

Northern Crossing of the Tararuas

I volunteered to lead this medium trip after Michael Lightbourne pulled out due to unfamiliarity with the route. On the trip list were six club members, plus Vlad. Vlad had never tramped in New Zealand, although assured me he had hiked in the Ukraine. Best let him know what he’s in for, I thought. You … Read more

Murmurings from the Kitchen – November 2009

Well, it’s finally here…. possibly the biggest, most exciting, awe inspiring and most talked about Wednesday night of the tramping club calendar……. the international, world famous WTMC photo competition awards night is on the 25th November! Featuring the discerning expert judge, Te Papa’s Athol McCredie, discussing the merits of the photos taken by our clubbies all … Read more