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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Skiing in Avoriaz

We’d deliberately selected a high European resort for our weeks skiing as we were aware that a lot of recent European winters have been fairly late starting, and we were so glad we did.  Avoriaz is at an altitude of approx 1800m, and when we arrived there was little snow…

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Ireland, New Year 2015

New Years 2015 was spent over 10 days in Belfast with a fair bunch of the UK Boyd family, and as always, it was great to catch up.  Highlights included visiting the Titanic Museum in the new (to me anyway) Titanic Quarter of the Belfast dock area, a wintry walk…

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