Sunday, 3 June 2007

Princess Bathe


On our most recent trip to Christchurch Dean and I went on an overnight trip to the lake Tennyson area and climbed up to the princess Bathe, a family favourite trip. Well not really a favourite as something disastrous has tended to happen on each visit, ie lack of matches in the middle of winter, having to eat cold uncooked porridge, and then the time Sam fell off a small cliff face. This trip was no exception to the bad luck rule as it turns out we forgot to check the tent and it had no fly in it. Luckily it didnt rain that night.


Here we have Dean attempting to erect a bivvy out of what we did have of the tent, I refused to sleep in it, and eventually at two in the morning we erected the tent without the fly. The cows were very curious and getting a bit close for comfort.


The Hike from the bottom of the road where we parked the car to the top of the Mountain takes about 3-4 hours, though what we usually do is hike from the car park to the bottom of the moutain, about 1.5 hrs, then the next day we climb the mountain which takes about 2hours max.






Its hard to get the real perspective of the landscape from these photos, but i would just like to let you all know that its a very steep climb.

8 comments:

Charlotte Rose said...

I remember Princess Baths and the no matches incident. Funny.

tom and jonelle said...

hey i just thought of this trip the other day......I am not much of a cleaner you see,I only like to clean where peoples eyes may gaze...... so when the grill on the car was pushed in there was an attractive hardened layer of dust from that very trip, sitting for all to see.

Anonymous said...

Well into tramping are you??????

mel said...

Ah!!! I'm so jealous, It makes me miss Southern Utah, I want to go camping so bad. I've been reminded the east coast sux for that... oh well. I guess i'll just have to come visit you again to officially go "tramping". But I am a bit scared after all the stories i've heard! Hiking for hrs on end and then getting chips and a candy bar not so good for a Diabetic ;)- looking forward to your food blog mmh.

Abi-g said...

Carly, I love it that you and Dean have carried on the tradition of your family. It's so cool that you guys go hiking/tramping and camping out etc(and that you take lots of great pictures). NZ is such a beautiful country, we are all so blessed to have grown up there. I miss it every day. I love the photos and updates... keep it up!
Everyone needs to get together and tell Pete and LIz to update their blog, last time was dec! HELLO PEOPLE!! lets start an update campaign for the good of all humanity.

tom and jonelle said...

I soooooo really dont care about the cleaning.The mighty capella, no more...RIP

The Mann's... said...

I admire your outdoorsy-ness. Alas we never had such family holidays or tramps, so I can't really imagine going camping. So I propose a we all get a hotel room for a weekend with a spa!

mel said...

ps. i think laura is too smitten w/ her man right now to do her turn.. so your up! did you get the log in and password info- pass it along as I obviously dont know crystal's address. :)
Working on Egypt, i'm a bit more than frustrated with it. when do you start traveling to Syria and Jordan?