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Mt Warren (Haast)

This page will soon feature some information about the Browning Range in Haast.

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Kahurangi Tramping: Around the Flora, Tablelands and Cobb areas (2D/3D HD video)

This was a trip with 6 other people from WTMC. Video and stuff…

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Wairarapa SAREX

Four of us from Wellington went over to join in the Wairarapa SAREX. I took video…

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Tararuas Main Range Loop from Otaki Forks

I did a little impromptu trip around the main range with a few people from WTMC. Here’s 3D Video of the trip.

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Roberts 38 in Auckland

Another possible yacht. Basic specs: Steel sloop, cutter rigged.  Hard dodger, centre cockpit. Cockpit and cabin top glassed plywood.  Dodger fibreglass. Roberts Offshore 38 design (hard chined), built in 1992 LOA: ? LWL: ?     These specs seem to have been lost in the mists of time Beam: ? Draft: ? Displacement: ? Boat was…

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A possible yacht

I went to look at a possible yacht to buy in Waikawa. It was a bit overpriced for what it was, and not in the greatest condition. I’m looking for something that is Cat 1 or can be made Cat 1 without too much effort. This unfortunately isn’t quite there but it seems doable if…

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Yacht to buy?

I looked over a potential yacht to buy in Dunedin.  Unfortunately the owners didn’t want to take me for a sail until I make an offer.  It was all netted up for birds, etc. and was going to be a bit of a job for them.  But it was an expensive trip to not even…

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Operation Mann

This was a callout for a man lost in the hills surrounding Waikanae.  He went for a walk and didn’t return. I went to the callout and spent Monday doing the search.  No luck that day.  The search continued for two more days. Fortunately, he was found alive and was evacuated.  Good result… Of course,…

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