Castle Hill and Cave Walking

I had a quick jaunt up to an observatory in Tekapo.

Afterwards, I made my way to Castle Hill. This spot is known for its great bouldering, though not much was happening the weekday I was there.

There were, however, large boulders spread out.

A few kilometers north of there, there is a half a kilometer long cave you can walk through. You start at the bottom of a stream in waist-high water, and make your way in pitch-black upwards and against the stream. The walk is pretty relaxing, but there are two points you have to shimmy up opposing walls.

I did not heed the recommendation to have your hands free, so I struggled a bit with this part. I had a brief second where I thought I would be trapped underground forever, but then it passed.

Some nice Germans took my picture before I went in, as I was trying to put my hands in my zipped pockets.

Good times.

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  • Hey Neil! I talked to your dad yesterday for the first time in over a year. He caught me up on what you were up to since I missed you visiting the church in the summer. Looks like an incredible life with lots of adventure. I must say I’m a little jealous. Hope 2019 is spectacular for you and I look forward to following your blog now! Take care, Michelle Clark

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