Monthly Archives: January 2012

Croesus Track January 18

Last week our walking group went up the Croesus Track from Blackball. Unlike the last time we went, in September, the weather was perfect: sunny, warm but not hot. Most of the way we were under a thick canopy of … Continue reading

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Rice Crackers

Rice Crackers

Two weeks ago before we left for our Waiuta to Big River walk I threw in a package of rice crackers. They are light and didn’t take up much room and we usually have a package on hand for emergencies. … Continue reading

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Perfect Strawberries

Perfect strawberries

For over a month we’ve been enjoying fresh, ripe strawberries most days with our lunch. Occasionally they are overripe or have been nibbled by a bird or insect. The chickens get the imperfect ones and they love them too. We … Continue reading

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Waiuta to Big River Overnight

Cliff at the trail head

Waiuta to Big River On Sunday January 8 Cliff and I drove to Waiuta, an old gold mining town about 45 minutes from our house, to start a two day hike to Big River, another gold mining ghost town. To … Continue reading

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