Travel Blogs from Murchison
Picton 10/10/2013 Da uns das Wetter auf der Nordinsel langsam zu blöd wurde, beschlossen wir einfach frühzeitig auf die Südinsel zu fahren. Wie sich herausstellte, war das definitiv die richtige Entscheidung, da wir gleich einen Job fanden :) Um 13:30 ging die Fähre von Wellington nach Picton, im Ferryterminal dann das nä …
16th April: We only intended to get as far as Arthur's Pass, but made it all the way to the little town of Murchison. Found a great little cottage to stay in - it had 4 cats! That's always a good sign. :-) In fact, the owner was out when we arrived and so we were met by the cats. As it was such a warm welcome we decided to go and have a cup of tea …
... us up after about 2 kms and we travelled together for much of the rest of the day. At times where the track was particularly rough or steep, Andy and Mike took turns with my pack to enable me to tackle the track more easily. Another brush with a wasp nest gained Andy two stings, but the rest of us made it back to the vehicles sting free. Six and a half hours for the day, the body battered and tired, but I made the hut and return trip thanks to the ...
After about two hours of continuous climbing, we emerged above the tree line to an open ridge. As soon as we reached the top and the spectacular views, Natalie exclaimed: "Wow, that was worth it!".
We made our way across the alpine tussock to Bushline Hut (an 8-bed DOC hut) at the far side of the ridge. This was our lunch stop. The views of Lake Rotoiti ...
... all started.
We will also always remember this as the night Doug saved his mom's life. Literally, no joke. Thank goodness for the Heimlich Manoeuvre and Doug being calm under pressure!
How has this ranch rated in the past?
- Free parking
- Pets allowed