Aurora Australis

While in Alexandra, I noticed quite a lot of “noise” in the Aurora Australis Facebook group on the 11th April about auroral activity, so headed out to find a dark spot and see what I could see.

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Alexandra and the Rail Trail

Managed to get down to Alexandra for a few days to stay with the Bairds and do some mountain-biking here and there. The kids all had a ball on the BMX track in Alex, and we also managed to get out on the bikes along/near the Central Otago Rail Trail…

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Overnight at Carroll Hut

E & I headed up to Carroll Hut for an overnight tramp on the Kelly Range above Otira in Arthurs Pass National Park.

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St Martins Senior Camp

E & another 100+ kids from Years 7 & 8 at St Martins Primary School headed to Glentui Meadows for 3 days of adventures.

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Waitangi Weekend in the Canterbury High Country

A long Waitangi Day weekend produced a fantastic bit of summer weather with a family ride along the Hogs Back Track with the Maddigans on Waitangi Day itself, followed by a decent day tramp the next day up to Temple Basin in Arthurs Pass.

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England & Singapore

The last leg of our Europe trip was staying with friends near London giving us the opportunity to do a few “big city” activities, including the Natural History Museum, banks and bridges along the Thames, Windsor Castle etc.

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