Pearl flat

Chris Laing and I camped at Pearl flat which sits below Mount Aspiring. Since no one else was stupid enough to go camping with the sand flies, we had the whole area to ourselves 😀 The sand flies weren’t a major nuisance and seemed to avoid stinging us so long as we smothered ourselves in regular dollops of deet.

Vintage Formula 1

Here are some vintage Formula 1 cars from the Te Papa Formula 1 exhibition.

1959 Cooper T51

1959 Cooper T51

Denny Hulme's McLaren M7A

Denny Hulme's McLaren M7A

Denny Hulme's McLaren M7A

Denny Hulme's McLaren M7A

Marlboro1

I have no idea what car this is. Please leave a comment below if you know.

I have no idea what car this is. Please leave a comment below if you know.

I have no idea what car this is. Please leave a comment below if you know.

Coal pit dam

David Patchett and I headed up to Coalpit dam in the Naseby forest for some ice skating. There was excellent ice coverage on one side (100 mm +) but the other half was either very thin or non-existent.

Me (Ryan Hellyer) standing on coal pit dam

Trees close to the shoreline on Coal pit dam

David Patchett posing on Coalpit dam

The shade under the trees gave terrificly thick ice

David Patchett in the distance on Coalpit dam

The trees made a terrific backdrop for the ice. Download high resolution version

View towards the car park at coal pit dam