Just in time, before Hamilton went in to lock down this month, I got out for a long weekend!
I had kinda planned 4 different adventures, in 4 days. And, with a little help, it all came together.
Some fishing, some snowboarding, some 4x4 river crossing, and some beach driving.
The GWM Cannon is the bizzo for adventures. πŸ‘

Daylight savings starteed on Sunday 3rd of October.
The, kinda, official start of spring in New Zealand.
Also, the unofficial end of the snow season.

I really wanted to head to the snow, and Matt wanted to fish, and well, I was feeling a bit disappointed that last time I was in the bush, I got the Cannon stuck in a hole.
So with a sense of determination, I set off to achieve a β€œ4 days, 4 different adventures” long weekend.

Day one - Fishing

Well it started out great!
We headed out to the harbour marker, and watched the sunrise.
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Pretty soon the weather turned, which totally explains why we were the only boat out. πŸ˜…

We had a wave come over the windscreen into the boat … that was exciting. 😬

But, obviously, we got back safely.

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Day two - Snowboarding

Up early, and off to Whakapapa, Ruapehu.

A brilliant blue sky blue bird day).

What a great day!
Ended with the cloud rolling in.

And, of course, the GWM Cannon was perfect for β€œ4wd only” access up the mountain.
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Day three - 4x4 river crossing

I really wanted to camp, and after studying the topo maps, I thought I’d find a river to cross, and camp on the far side.

Spoiler alert: I did find exactly that. πŸ˜†
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And we cooked over a fire !! πŸ₯°
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Day four - on the beach

I’ve always wanted to drive on the beach.
ALWAYS !

Last time I tried, I sunk, and a local had to tow me out (I was in my previous 2wd Greatwall v240).
This time I wanted to get stuck, so I could see how the max tracks work.

The answer is, they work easy as !

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The feature length video

Yep, I made a video about it. 😜

Summary

Wow, what a cool weekend.

I am super luck to live in a country that offers so many different outdoor adventures. πŸ’“

Really looking forward to doing some more outdoor adventures!
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