June 2017 – For a few Queen’s Birthday weekends in a row, (early June) my dear friend Bridget and I would take off into the mountains for a couple of days of adventuring. Adventure is never hard to find at this time of year in New Zealand in the mountains either; over the years we have encountered heat, snow, rain, and swollen rivers. This year it was time to hike Mt Arthur, nestled near Motueka in the Tasman Region. Sadly we missed the summit by not very much; thick cloud rolled in and the weather was taking a turn for the worst. Still, a great overnight experience amongst beautiful bush, birds, and impeccable company.