25 January 2010

More Photos From Golden Bay

Our Summer Holiday in Golden Bay

For the first two weeks of January me and my family were in golden bay climbing at paynes ford. On the third day climbing I got my goal for the holiday, a 21 called Lost Soul. Over the rest of the holiday I got two other 21s and three 20s.

Josiah had a great holiday getting lots of hard climbs including three 25s, a 27, and a 28.

Towards the end of our trip me and Mum went on a tramp from Totaranui to Wainui staying at Wharawharangi Hut overnight. On our tramp we met lots of really nice people.

One of great improvements over last year was that I got to stay in my own tent instead of having to share with the rest of the family. Another was that we got to have much nicer food.

on our last day climbing we took some friends of ours who were staying in Golden Bay and gave them an introduction to climbing.

The weather this summer wasn't as good as last time so we didn't get to swim in the river as much and it rained quite a bit making climbing harder.

On the first day of our tramp me and Mum got rather wet because it rained on us quite a bit on and off.

The Photos from top to bottom run :
Me abseiling off my first climb of the year, a big spider about the length of my thumb, Josiah hanging in the hole on 1080 and the letter G, Me on Lost Soul, Josiah Warming up on a 22.