We stumbled across a very odd tree trunk during our visit to Hungry Mother State Park and made this video about it. Later we learned that they ruined not one, but two chainsaws on this tree. We never did find anyone who knew why the tree had consumed the concrete marker.
Just as our vacation had to eventually end, so does this story. We took a little time to experience more of the many attractions in and around Queenstown. We actually saw a kiwi in the birdlife museum. For those of you who don’t know what a kiwi bird is, they are nocturnal, flightless birds about […]
On this day we landed on a beach. To land there, first we flew over the beach and just touched the wheels down on the sand where we planned to land, then we went around and came back to land where we had made our wheelmarks. Big Bay Beach where we landed is a popular […]
During the night after we returned to Geordie Hill Station from Invercargill, a very welcome rain moved into the valley where it had not rained since January. We left the planes on the ground and set out on wheels to explore the nearby vineyards. This one is short as you just can’t cover as much […]
This episode includes landings at a couple of mountain airstrips. They were lots of fun and challenging but less challenging than the agricultural strips strips that Matt pointed out to us along the way to Mandeville. Stormy was very impressed with the workshop at Mandeville where we got to watch craftsmen create wooden spars, ribs […]
Even though this episode is short, it is one of my favorites because after much effort I actually captured the sound of the air traffic controller’s voice to play with one of the flying clips. With the inexpensive equipment that I use, recording a sound from our headsets turned out to be quite a feat. […]