Another Walkabout?

36 weeks 2 days ago

It's been way too long since I had a decent hike and the current project at work has me fairly burnt out. I need to get away for a bit. 
I'm considering putting in a floating leave request for a week following the completion of the project which means I'll have the time for a walk, but I won't know when that will be.
But prep still needs to happen.  Since the last hike there's a number of things that I think will need replaceing. This is the start of that list (and a few items to come back to;

1 year 41 weeks ago

Matt Hamblett caught up with me in 2012 as I was departing Invercargill toward Oreti Beach. We've kept up with each other on and off via Google Plus since then.

3 years 44 weeks ago

Initial impression was just fantastic.  Saved the best for last.  Quite sweet, a little stringent at the end, light on the tannin. Very dark and quite dirty. May have benefited from decanting but was a great way to end the evening.

3 years 44 weeks ago

The verdict on this was that it was quite tasty.

"I would subscribe to that" -  

3 years 44 weeks ago

"There's less to this than meets the eye." - @slothphil

3 years 44 weeks ago

The port spilling and glass breaking part of the evening has begun...

3 years 44 weeks ago

The big brother to the previous one.  Very nice colour.  A little harsh at the back of the throat, quite dry.  Not actually sure how to describe this one.  Phil describes it as a sherry starting to be on the dry side, rather than a port. The flavours are complicated... That's about as far as I can go with it I think. It's not unpleasant, but it's not good as I was anticipating.

3 years 44 weeks ago

This is a step down after the previous couple.


The colour isn't bad, tawny bordering on ruby.  I think it's a little... fresh though.  Just a little harsh on the nose and has a bit of an edge on the tongue. I think this may be the Krohn Ruby Port of the Tawnys.

3 years 44 weeks ago


The Six Hour Lunch is something that we started back around 2008.  We first heard about it at a wine tasting evening at Vino Fino and we liked the idea so much that we have made it something of a tradition.

So, it's on again.  Amy and Dopp are hosting it here in Christchurch and we've got a great line up so far. :)

I'm actually starting this late so we'll get a couple in this post and I'll start posting as we reach them.  Traditionally these posts get less and less coherent through the day so bare with me. :)  Since the walk I've also become something of a light weight.

4 years 2 weeks ago

Up at 4am, on the road at 5am. I figured there would be enough time. Two hours to cover 20km.  Even on hills experience tells me that this is a manageable pace. As it happened I cut it very close.

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