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    Member Dundee's Avatar
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    Way East of D'Vagas

    Back Country Bush Holiday

    For our 16th wedding anniversary myself and Mrs D and the kids went bush. The mrs and I got engaged in the bush

    After a few texts and bit of info from members here we headed out to our destination for a couple of nights.

    Thanks Brads for the warnings about logging trucks hooning down the road.

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    And our hosts at this mighty fine location were Stagslayer and his lovely wife,cheers for the warning about the beast on the road Stag

    Home for a few nights

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    We go here late Friday and were woken by Stagslayer on Saturday morn at 0500hrs,possom trapper was all ready for his "Up an go" cereal breakfast when Stagslayer came in and poured it down the sink thinking it was a cold coffee from the night before.

    Breaky down and up to the road end on a freezing morning where we were marched up to the tops with headlamps on.
    I stumbled once and with the military training the WW1 303 was kept in a safe way during the fall with a quiet chuckle from possom trapper seeing his old man ass up on the frozen track

    WW1 303 borrowed from a mate

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    Carried on up the ridge before dawn and glassed the clearings with the binos before sun rise.

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    I captured this great shot of possom trapper and Stagslayer just as the sun was starting to rise

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    On the way down possom trapper spotted a blaze beanie on another saddle while I stopped for a sip of water. I didn't feel to safe in my stoney creek camo gear so ducked out of sight to finish my water. And a much earned breather,these bloody young fellas a fitter than me!

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    This is Longview hut just below the skyline looking from the ridge we were on. It should of been called long haul!!

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    Back to the road end with nothing sighted but this Dundee was feeling the drill

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    Bit of a rest and a cook up when we got back to camp.

    Then back off into the high country again

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    Stagslayers truck is at the bottom in the centre of that pic,more sweat dripping off us all as we glassed the slips.

    Possom trapper and Stagslayer glassing the slips across the ridge

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    A solid spiker was smacked over by Stagslayer at 400yrds

    Sodden with sweat we marched off the hills and hung the back legs

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    The prime fillets were stacked in the fridge

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    Got back to camp and Mrs D,Mrs Stagslayer and young Sean Dundee were playing NZ monopoly,the mouse trap went off just ass Mrs D collected 11 million.

    Heres the 11 million dollar mouse!!

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    Stagslayer,possom trapper and myself had been up for 16 hours

    Feeling the aches from the day before PT and Stagslayer marched out again before sunrise,I stayed in the sack and it was a good call as they came back with no deer.

    Mrs D and Sean decided to go for a walk before the lads got back. I took Sean to the top of this ridge where I could show him where we hunted the night before.Mrs D and Mrs Stag went back to camp and did some cleaning from the night befores dishes.Good on ya ladies

    This is where me and PT and Stagslayer hiked the previous night,up the ridge past those two massive rimus

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    We got 4 mice at camp and a hare after a wee stroll from camp And a hard earned spiker

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    Time to pack up the wagon boot loaded,luggage and bambi legs

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    Annual leave done for the Dundees
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    Almost literate. veitnamcam's Avatar
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    Sounds like an awesome family trip :thumbup:

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    Wicked stuff. I'm really keen to hut the Ruahines sometime. I want to see what its like on the open tops (as opposed to the supplejack of the kaimais!)
    Yeah nah bro

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    Well done the Dundee's and Stagslayer's. Looks nice easy country.
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    nothing like a family trip to the srub Dundee. I take it there will be more to come.

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    Dannevirke, southern Ruahines
    A man of simple pleasure Dundee, I take my hat of to you and your whanau

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    Nor West of Auckland on the true right of the Kaipara River
    Way to go Dundee the romantic. Take the missus away for the anniversary and go do man stuff. I love it. Congrats to you both
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    Nice one mate
    We met that last truck on Friday night in one of those not so good places. Those guys where still at work a 6!!

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    Gone But Not Forgotten Toby's Avatar
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    Wouldn't you like to know
    Looks like you guys had a great weekend

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    Great stuff, it's a great area in there

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    Awesome write up and pics mate.

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    Westland NZ
    Awesome trip Dundee. I will see you on the road formed up in PT kit at 0500. Tank hill and we will warm down with jog around waitangi.
    Couple of those and your kids will be spitting out your dust. Lol
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    Good going DD and congratulations on the years. Mrs DD must have been a child bride?

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    Good write up Dundee

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    Looks like you all had a great weekend



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