Glitch on the ridge
Two days of good weather in the Christmas holidays: lets go trekking!
The plan was to go by car where the road ends at the Cobb Lake, and then enjoy two and a half days of trekking in valleys and on ridges. Food supplies and all the stuff were packed and ready.
The car was climbed up the steep road up to the Cobb Ridge and then a marvellous panorama opened in front of us... Panorama just spoiled by the fog... Fog? Oooops, it wasn't the fog: it was the car!
We stopped where we were with the radiator boiling. The end of our trip? No, let's go trekking from here.
|On the top of Cobb Ridge our car, White Shit, dies in a cloud of steam coming from the radiator. - - Cover||We were supposed to get there, at the very end of the lake. But here we are... What to do? Shall we worry about the car? No! There is a marked trail starting just here, beside of our car: let's take it! - - Cover||Off course we have no idea of where this path leads: our maps are for the other side of the Cobb Valley. We don't even have a tent... But in New Zealand you can always find a hut when you need it :-) - - Cover||Often the old wood gets green. I don't know how. - - Cover|
|We were quite thirsty.. Actually we were supposed to walk along a river for the whole day, so didn't fill the bottles at home. But then, at lunch time, fortunately we encounter this beautiful stream. - - Cover||Sylvia funambulist - - Cover||At 6 pm we got to this shelter. Here there is see-saw (with Sylvia on it) and a map: it seams that we are at no more than two hours from a gorgeous hut... Perfect! - - Cover||A bridge on the way to hut. - - Cover|
|I rarely appear in the pictures because usually I'm the one who makes them. So I'm quite happy when someone makes a nice photo of me :-) - - Cover||Conillo doing canyoning - - Cover||Panorama of the "Tussok", see how the trees are on the full size image: - - Cover||Me, Conillo (and a shadow of Sylvia) at the hut. - - Cover|
|In the hut - - Cover||The hut in the morning - - Cover||A weka wandering about around the hut - - Cover||The path cross a forest, but here we are high on the mountains and the trees grow small... - - Cover|
|...Higher there are no trees any more. - - Cover||Sign with the length of the different trails. This photo is dedicated to Zorro Topolotto, he knows why. - - Cover||Panorama in the direction of the Leslie Karamea track - - Cover||Panorama in the direction of our track track - - Cover|
|Again in the forest, but just for a short while. - - Cover||And then we got the Peel Lake, a perfect place for lunch. - - Cover||Me and Conillo chatting after lunch. - - Cover||Bearded trees - - Cover|