Last week we set out on an intrepid adventure with a grand group of people to ride the West Coast Wilderness Trail. The average age of the exuberant adventurers was 65!! They had a grand time and struck it lucky with some fantastic weather for their adventure. Super good times on the amazing West Coast Wilderness Trail. A great adventure with some interesting people!!
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Super happy to get some volunteering activities under way at Scotttish Express this month, we started off on friday by giving the hard working volunteers who had been tickling up “Loam Ranger” a shuttle up to the top of keyboard warrior.
It’s been awesome to utilise the unique Scottish Express sponsorship fund to give back to those who readily give back to the trails maintained by the Nelson Mountain Bike club.
We were back into it on Saturday heading out for an awesome day of volunteering, bbq’s and riding and shuttles at Ride Project in the Rai Valley. Kurt and Liv have got an awesome thing going with their volunteerdays in the Rai valley… good times with great people. Scottish Express finished off the day with a shuttle up Mount Takorika behind Havelock for an awesome 700m descent into the township. Looking forward to the next dig day….
Cyclone Dovi shut down our 1st attempt to run this awesome adventure Weekend in Golden Bay. But we’ve secured accommodation on the West Coast of Golden Bay(included in package), and Kayak HQ are throwing the Kayak trailer into the mix so we are away!! Kaituna track ( or Mussel inn to Collingwood by foot via the coast) on Sat. Sunset on the West Coast at the Accom and then jump on Your Kayak, paddle board, packraft etc(BYO) and explore The tidal rivers of Whanganui Inlet or Lake Otuhie, before cruising back to Nelson. Lots of options for family friendly adventure here… Book here
Gudday Folks still got a few seats left on the Nydia track Epic. And as a wee yarn for those who associate “Epic” with the full heavy duty cycle on a washing machine. Please read on…
We’ve got a couple a people signed up for the “Epic” who have cunningly crafted another route option into the day which allow them to swim and eat icecream at Okiwi bay.
Ride the Goat hill track, down to Okiwi bay, skip the Archers track to lounge at Okiwi Bay, then get dropped off at the Opouri saddle a good 1 hour headstart before the other riders come through. All in all a brilliant day out that allows you to taste both the Icecream and the Nydia track in a relaxed style…. flexible adventuring at its prime with Scottish Express.
Mixing it up with another ecletic adventure Weekend walking the Kaituna track and paddling the coastal tidal rivers and lakes on the west coast of Golden Bay. I’ve got the kayak trailer thanks to Chris West at Kayak HQ. How does it work….grab a kayak suitable for estuary paddling, polish up your tramping boots, dust off your tent and book yourself and a friend a seat. If you are not a kayaker theres also plenty of walking adventure option on the coast too. If you haven’t dicovered this great destination in Golden Bay then nows your chance. Check out the booking page for more details.
Great day out despite the feroicious weather on Saturday. Dropped off a few hardy souls at Pelorus for circuits around the incredible forest around the Cafe, and dropped two even hardier souls at the Maungatapu Saddle for a hike via dew lakes to the Matai valley. Did a bit of repair work diverting water on the road heading down… all in all a great day out.