South Island Gallery
2012-01 Moeraki and Macfarlane river
Boating in South Westland--Macfarlane river and Moeraki. The Macfarlane is steeep with some epic portages. A few nice drops too but not really a classic. Good adventure though :) Paddlers: Kerry, Ari, B-rain, Andy, Paul, me. Photos: me and Kerry.
Another nice rapid (!) in the final gorge, with some pushy holes on the lead in
End of the world rapid, Landsborough is in sight far below
Andy on one of the first rapids on the Moeraki (nice run after rain)
Kerry on the first big rapid
Kerry on an awesome long rapid on the Moeraki
More effective paddle hook
Ari on Moeraki
Paul on Moeraki
Kerry lining up for the portage
Ari and B-rain on the Moeraki
Concurrent boat repairs--4 cracks in 3 boats and we haven't even got to the Macfarlane yet!
Ari on a nice creeky rapid on the Macfarlane
Cool gorges made up of MASSIVE boulders
Ari ending another portage, I'm already out for the next one
Back in the bush for some more portaging
Time to set up camp, even managed to get a fire going in the rain!
Looked pretty steep from the heli, hope we've enough food!
Nice entry rapid on the final gorge
Not the best sign when you can see the sieves from Google earth
Top section of the Macfarlane
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