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Awesome five days boating on the West Coast: Totara, Kakapotahi, Arahura, and multiday Upper Hokitika/Colliers Gorge trip staying at Rapid Creek hut and tramping up the Whitcombe the next day.
 Seth on Totara, low flow
 
 Jo Beth on Totara
 
 'PE' on Totara
 
 Waster on Totara
 
 Bug on Upper Kakapotahi, awesome flow
 
 Craig on Postman's fall on Kakapotahi
 
 Letterbox
 
 Bug on Letterbox
 
 PE above Airmail
 
 Bug on Tunnel rapid
 
 Bug
 
 PE
 
 PE
 
 Safety cover
 
 Craig in the tunnel
 
 Craig
 
 Seth on the lower
 
 Bug on lower
 
 First rapid on Arahura
 
 Craig and PE in the third gorge
 
 Vaughan and Bug
 
 Vaughan
 
 Ken
 
 Craig
 
 Waster
 
 PE exits the gorge
 
 Bug
 
 Vaughan
 
 Ken
 
 Bottom of Billiards
 
 Second gorge rapids
 
 Second gorge
 
 Ken in First Gorge on Arahura
 
 First gorge
 
 Waster in First Gorge
 
 Kerry on first rapid of Upper Hokitika
 
 Piere
 
 Gwyn
 
 Bug
 
 Gwyn
 
 Kerry
 
 Kerry on the big new rapid below where Viagra was
 
 PE
 
 Tom falling off the first gorge entrance fall
 
 Bug
 
 Gwyn
 
 PE
 
 Kerry lines up for the first must-run drop
 
 Second gorge entrance
 
 Kerry again
 
 Bug below the big waterfall portage
 
 Bug
 
 Bug escaping the cave
 
 Rapids deep in second gorge
 
 Bug
 
 Bug
 
 Kerry
 
 Exit of second gorge
 
 Another new rapid below the second gorge
 
 Old Bluff hut bridge
 
 Kerry
 
 Gwyn in the Lower, Kakariki canyon
 
 Second heli-trip for price of 1
 
 PE and the awesome trout he caught us!
 
 Cooking over the Rapid Creek Hut stove
 
 Leaving Rapid Creek hut the next day, heading off up Whitcombe
 
 PE on the Colliers Gorge 'path' in the rain
 
 Long walk in
 
 Gwyn at the top of Colliers Gorge
 
 Good high flow on Whitcombe
 
 3rd heli-trip of the Whitcombe, plenty of carnage!
 

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