Friday, January 29, 2010
New Zealand - Piha - Canyoning - 15 January 2010
We met at the general store, got geared up and off to the Piha Falls.
It was a hot walk in the wetsuits but a swim in the pool of the chilly water below the waterfall was enough to cool one down.
The activity started off with an abseil down the narrow drop of thee last fall of the waterfall. The rest of the time we walked, swam, waded, climbed rocks, jumped into pools from various depths and squeezed through narrow rock fissures.
An excellent day!
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