Sunday, November 4, 2007

All Seven Children

Originally uploaded by m0rehu.
It's such a rare moment I thought I had better post this one separately.

Edith's (Nana) Tangi

Originally uploaded by m0rehu.
Edith passed away on 30 October and was buried at Taupo on 3 November. This photo shows Adrian and Eryn (with Alex), Thomas and Lucy, Jonathan (obscured) and Bruce carrying her from the service.

It was a moving service which captured Nana's life well.

If you go to Flickr you will see more photos including a rare moment whn all 7 children are together. This may have been the first time in over 25 years.

Grade 2 Kayaking at Aniwhenua

Originally uploaded by m0rehu.
Here's Sykesie going over the falls. What a great weekend with Kurt and Sykesie and 2 of his mates gaining our grade 2 kayaking certificate. We camped at Aniwhenua for 2 nights and did 3 great runs down the Rangitaiki.

We all had some fall outs on the first run. Kurt nailed a roll and I nailed it so well I went right over!

The second run of the day was the best as we were assessed on rescue, throwbags and tipping out at the top of rapids and surviving to the bottom.

Sykesie chose a 200m rapid with huge waves and corkscrews and told me to fall out and get to the bottom with all equipment. Very scary but hugely exhilirating.

Another night of beers and talk and we had one more run on the Sunday. Not many photos because of water etc but go to Flickr to see.

One of the best adventure weekends I have ever had. Thanks Sykesie.