Hanmer May 4-6
TRIP LEADER: Nic Webb
Trip report: Meg Errington
Nic and Margaret Webb, Kath Varcoe & friend Barbara, Sue Blair, Maureen Pierre and myself were there for the weekend.
Pol joined us for the Saturday & Jude Frazer for the Sunday.
This was a first for me - I've never been on a 'fungi' hunt before - I'm not convinced it's my next photographic passion
but I did actually enjoy the experience! We stayed in a lovely rental home in
Hanmer for the weekend and the Rangiora Club (assisted by Carl Thompson)
were kind enough to let us join their group at the Boyle and the Nina Valley for the Saturday. I can't give you the names of the fungi we found but I can tell you that there were bodies lying around all over the place so obviously people found something to photograph.
The weather was absolutely gorgeous - just like it should have been all summer. On Sunday we went up to the St James Station and Homestead which is now run by DOC.
We had such fun photographing the lovely old shearing sheds, cook house & stables - not to mention all the bits
& pieces outside. It was amazing to imagine what it must have been like when it was fully a operational sheep station. A great weekend was had by all. Thanks to Nic for organising it. You will need to ask Carl what he won the 'booby prize' for - I promised I wouldn't tell!!!
WHERE: HANMER SPRINGS
House booked for group of 8.
COST: $20 per night
PLEASE PAY TREASURER BY: 27th April
WHAT TO TAKE:
Sleeping bag, pillow & linen and towel.
Food to cook (there is a kitchen). Shared meal on Saturday evening
Bring all your camera gear including macro lenses and tripod (if you have them)
Gear for cold wet weather including warm hat & gloves, waterproof boots, water bottle.
There are a number of options for this trip.
Saturday we are joining Carl and the Kaiapoi Photographic club at the Boyle looking for fungi.
Sunday we will be arranging visits to appropriate spots around Hanmer depending on weather and autumn colours.
Monday – if there is adequate interest we will stay over until Monday and find appropriate things to do before returning home.
Let Nic know if you are planning to come for just a day, or 2 or 3 days.
More details on the Forum or email/phone Nic directly.