Burnt Car

Some $&*%# decided it would be nice idea to break into my car, take it for a joy ride, get drunk whilst at it, then drive it to the top of Signal Hill in Dunedin, put the handbrake on and floor it till the rims hit the tarmac then once it wouldn’t move any further set it on fire!!! Luckilly I was insured, so I only lost $50 on the car.

Outside of my burnt car

Inside of my burnt car

Here’s what it looked like before they got hold of it.

Ryan Hellyerโ€™s Toyota Corolla

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Silverpeaks tramp

Mark Hareb, my flatmate Dars and myself went tramping on the Silverpeaks route, just out of Dunedin. Things started badly when my giant three liter bottle of water split only half an hour into the tramp. I carried it in for another hour and ditched at the turnoff where we would be arriving back to later in the day.

View over the Silver peaks

The route is quite old and hasn’t been maintained in a long time so picking out where you’re supposed to go was tricky. We didn’t get lost though ๐Ÿ˜€ However, later in the day the wind picked up incredibly strong. We were getting knocked off our feet all the time and we started to run out of water!

Mark Hareb on the Silverpeaks route

After much cursing from Dars and me getting quite dehydrated, we eventually made our way off the ridges, hence away from the wind and back to the water bottle I ditched earlier in the day.

Dars standing beside a cute little lamb

All up it took us just over 13 hours to complete the tramp. En route I twisted my ankle a few times which I didn’t think was a major drama, however a week later was when I twisted the same ankle again and broke my leg ๐Ÿ™

Mark and Dars tramping on the Silverpeaks route

Rally of Otago

I went to see some of the special stages of the Rally of Otago with Scott and Marthah (my brother and his fiance). Lots of sideways action, dust, noise and excitement. The photos didn’t turn out too well, my camera lens got quite dirty and I didn’t realise till after I uploaded them ๐Ÿ™

Rally of Otago 2006

Rally of Otago 2006

Tunnel Beach

Valerie and I went to see the Dunedin Street race and took a bunch of really cool photos. Erm, then I lost all those really cool photos ๐Ÿ™ But we also went to tunnel Beach and I took the following photo on my EXTREMELY shonky phone camera.

Valerie staring out to sea at Tunnel Beach

EDIT: Found ’em! Here’s Valerie eyeing up a hotdog.

Valerie Paquin eyeing up a hotdog

and Valerie about to swallow it whole!

Valerie Paqui munching down the hotdog