Happy New Year everyone.
Where have I been I hear you ask? Well, its a bit of epic saga but the main reason for my absence was that I had a month off for the holiday season and we fled to South Island to enjoy the festive season with family and friends. We also managed to go fishing, hunting, 4 wheel driving, kayaking geocaching etc etc etc etc.
I wont bore you with the family snaps.....
I am sorry to say but I had NO motivation to chase trains while we were down there. With temps averaging in the mid 30's the whole vaction, there were far better things to be doing!!
My eldest son raced in the South Island BMX champs at Rangiora, and from the track I could peek through the trees and see trains on the MNL, but thats about as foamy as it got.
That said, we did find a red TR at Spring Creek while returning from a most triumphant Kawhai fishing session at the mouth of the Wairau river...
Sadly the holidays had to come to end, and all too soon I was cruising on the Interislander back to the North Island (the rotten fish as my inlaws call it) having to be front and center for work a 4am start on monday morning...
Boy was that a shock to the system hahahaha..
Slotting back into the routine of work, it quickly felt like I had never left as nothing had changed, which I guess is a good thing, and it was system normal.
Predictably it wasnt long until the inner foamer returned, and below are a few piccys from the weeks adventure on the high iron.
The sun was shining and recently rebuilt 7158 was on the point, so it would've been rude not to really....
Take care out there.
Until next time.