For a 60th Birthday expotition, Douglas and Gethin joined me for a weekend trip into the Livingstone mountains - between Te Anau and Mavora Lakes.
There is a ridge I've been eyeing up for years - Rob and I recce'd the descent when he was over here.
The difficulty has always been the logistics; the only sensible way to start is to boat over North Mavora Lake to West Burn Hut. Going in the canoe would have been possible, but that would have left the canoe at the hut. Not what we wanted to do.
Jim kindly agreed to take us in his motor boat.
I haven't had a migraine for a long time.
A very long time. I don't remember when I last had one in fact.
So this one caught me off guard. I knew it was a migraine, but it was different - all the symptoms except the pain. I was reluctant to take my migraine meds for some reason (brain not functioning probably) and finally caved about 14 hours in. That was yesterday. The pain went and I was left with the familiar feeling of suddenly losing about 80 points of IQ. Brain wouldn't function. And v tired.
Looks like you had a great day
Now that we have a garage with space and had some time with the lockdown, there is some progress with the Mini.
The glass went in and doors on whilst we were still at Whitestone Road in order to make it weather-tight. Front and rear subframes also went on.
This all made it much heavier to move, though still (just about) managable with Roo and Douglas lifting and Nicky moving trailer and saw-horses.
The rest of the running gear is now getting attention and the interior re-painted.