Out in It
Sky and i have successfully made it out of Christchurch after loading up on food for three months of river trips. More of the same, two Tasti bars each per day, 4 pounds of oatmeal, 50 tortillas, 20 jars of PB&J, 5 pounds of rice, and pasta, lentils, tea, and all the fixins in between. After Gasing up we were gone. We drove up over Lewis Pass twords the little town of Murchison, where I stayed 2 years ago last time i was in NZ. I have great friends here, Lynn and Brent Winter, who own the kiwi park in Murchison and their kids Dan, Henry, and Adelaide. They run a beautiful Backpacker style campground/hostel with beautiful accomodations. Sky and I were ready to get our feet wet, after two months talking/planning this fishing trip we were ready to fish. We just got back from a 5 day backpacking fishing trip on a remote river and it was a huge success. Despite 3 days of rain we fought through it and came out on top. We were careful where we pitched our tents as flash flooding can be an issue during heavy rain. It was great to get out on trail again with Sky and to sight fish to 5 pound brown trout in gin clear creeks. Here are some Pictures of the Fish we were lucky enough to catch. Good start to a three month trip.