Climbing Mitre Peak, Milford Sound
February 8, 2016
Expedition with Heritage Expeditions,To The Sub Antarctic Islands
March 11, 2016

Home at Gorge River January 2016

looking south to Martins bay and Milford Sound

Sunset

Sunset

Between our trips with Heritage Expeditions to the sub-Antarctic we went home to Gorge River for a month of summer. We did one possum-hunting trip, lots of fishing, hunting and swimming and on rainy days we made possum skin hats.  I’m taking one of them with me to Antarctica to keep me warm.

The Gorge River is amazingly green in color when it not flooded. Sometimes it even warms up for swimming

The Gorge River is amazingly green in color when not flooded. Sometimes it even warms up for swimming

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On our way to go diving, The Steeples

On our way to go diving, the Steeples

Looking up the coast from Gorge River mouth to Cascade Point

Looking up the coast from Gorge River mouth to Cascade Point

My home. We grow a large garden out in front for fresh vegitables

My home. We grow a large garden out in front for fresh vegetables

Walking along the coast line after a possum hunting trip

Walking along the coastline after a possum-hunting trip

A deer we shot to eat. We make lots of jerky that we can take with us on our travels.

A deer we shot to eat. We make lots of jerky to take with us on our travels.

Gorge River from the Ocean. This is the rock we fish off.

Gorge River from the ocean. This is the rock we fish off.

Fishing for blue cod at the Gorge Islands. Looking north up the coast

Fishing for blue cod at the Gorge Islands. Looking north up the coast

Swimming in the river on a hot sunny day

Swimming in the river on a hot sunny day

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Possum hunting

Possum hunting

Big Bay DOC hut

Big Bay DOC hut

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The view into the Red Hills

The view into the Red Hills

Cooking on a camp fire every second night

Cooking on a campfire every second night

Our camp at one end of our possum trap line

Our camp at one end of our possum trap line

Mid way through our week possum hunting trip.

Midway through our week-long possum-hunting trip.

Cooking up venison back steak on the camp fire

Cooking up venison back steak on the camp fire

Pyke river valley

Pyke River valley

Fresh sea food over the fire place

Fresh seafood over the fireplace

Frying mussels and Paua with onions

Frying mussels and paua with onions

Fresh sea food we collected that evening with with rice noodles

Fresh seafood we collected that evening with rice noodles

Tramping back home.

Tramping back home.

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Sunset

Sunset

looking south to Martins bay and Milford Sound

Looking south to Martins Bay and Milford Sound

There were so many sand flys this summer, we caught them in a bowl with a light shining above it.

There were so many sandflies this summer, we caught them in a bowl with a light shining above it.

Looking north from Gorge River

Looking north from Gorge River

Thousands of Kahawai in the river mouth

Thousands of kahawai in the river mouth

Walking along the coastline just south of home

Walking along the coastline just south of home

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