Pretty Keen to get to the Nelson Lakes at the end of the month. Had a plan to go last month but the Covid put a damper on that. So whats the amazing deal that I am cooking up? $45 gets you a Wakefield pie and Coffee, transport to either ride the Teetotal Mountain Bike trails, or get dropped off at the top of the Porika track for a walk down through the incredible historic goldfields track of Louis Creek. We’ve got a pretty casual start at 9am from Nelson central, pick ups on route can be arranged. Limited spaces … grab yourself a seat.
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Been quitely having a yarn to Chris West down at Kayak HQ for the last couple of months about getting a Kayak Shuttle Service going to help locals to utilise the prevailing winds in Nelson and to encouage them to explore our amazing coastlines.
We’ve come up with a pretty good flexible format to get people on the water for a super reasonable price. Anyway we’ll be keeping a pretty good eye on the upcoming weather forecasts and tides an announcing some dates. Have a look here to see how it all works.
Also have a look at signing up to our Newsletter, we’ve not only got good deals for your adventures , but we’re working up some amazing volunteer opportunities in the Nelson Region too.
Got down to Christchurch to have a yarn with the good folks at Green Fuels NZ, and picked up my first batch of 100% BioDiesel to mix with my standard vehicle. Awesome!! I’ve figured out that I can drop my fossil fuel consumption by 13% over the year without any modifications whatsoever to my vehicle. Keep an eye on this space as I plan to go to a 100% fossil fuel reduction in 3 years. Happy to supply adventurers with a more ethical mode of transport with Scottish Express
Just redesigned the website to make life simpler. Should be lots easier to navigate about. I’ve thrown a super cheap special up in September if anyone wants to get down Nelson Lakes for a day of riding or a day walk. Pie and Coffee at Wakefield included!! Also heading down to Christchurch next month to pick up some biodiesel to mix in with my stock standard diesel. Give me a Holler if you are in Nelson and you want a couple of Jerry cans bringing back.
And give me a wee bit of feedback for the website… much appreciated
Yep, I know I’ve been a bit quiet in the background. But actually there been a whole lot of great things going on in the background.
I’ve comitted to twelve point sustainability plan, to ensure my business has good solid foundations for a sustainable tourism model to be built.
The other thing i’ve been rattling about with, is a way to make that awesome vehicle of mine more sustainable. I’ve been having a yarn with Green Fuels in Christchurch. Looking between the lines I reckon I can average swapping 13% of my annual diesel consumption to biodiesel with out any negative effect on my engine life. So I’ll be rattling down to Christchurch next month to pick up some 100% biodiesel for a test run watering down my standard diesel.
I also got to go on an amazing holiday and have a yarn with Off the Beaten Track Accommodation about some great options for some awesome packages down to the West Coast Wonderland, and I started a new job at The Cable Bay Adventure Park, and I am supremely happy to be working with some great people towards growing a great sustainable adventure park.
Just changed a few wee things in the background, and I feel very fortunate to be working at the Cable Bay Adventure Park Kai HQ. Adventurous food for adventurous people!!~
As you may or may not know, by initial profession was a chef for about 18 years, which in itself an adventure. I kinda put that on cooking on hold for a while, and delved into growing and harvesting food… hence the famous Wairoa Gorge Volunteer event Goat Curries. Still kept a Dab hand in though cooking for Old mate the Billionaire on occasion and fuelings the shred at Dodzy Memorial Enduros.
Wee bit rusty after a my kitchen hiatus, so thought I’d better hone my skills a bit. So a bit of a rustic garden to plate action tonight ; Spiced bean and Quinoa burgers with freerange salad.
And yes I am always thinking of doing adventure food in tandem with some cool adventures, whether that be at The Gorge or pulling something esquisite out of your backpack half way up a valley on the West coast. But I am lacking the many hands of Vishnu!! It’ll come…. For now more than happy to help people plan some awesome adventure friendly food – see details of our other services here.