Simon delivered a TKO in the first round and that seemed to be it till Allan tidied up the Tongariro scene by correctly naming the lakes.
Chris brought a scary tale of just how high the Buller can get.
So Bragging rights to Simon and thanks to the nearly 60 who visited the page.
1 John Urquart "Jack" Cropp who is our oldest living Olympic medal winner.
With skipper Peter G Mander won the 12 meter "Sharpie" class at the 1956 Olympics. Their boat "Jest" and a sister boat Quest were built by them at Manders yard from NZ native timbers , mainly Kauri, and they were a little green in that they failed to carry a "protest" flag in the regatta.
Mander died in the late 1990s but Jack still loves yachting and lives in the Nelson area. There is a book in the saga yet to be written, Mander had to form an acceptable entity for New Zealand Yachting to enable their entry to be accepted by the IOC and then to go on and win our first sailing medal. Jack Cropp has been very instrumental in growing the sport of sailing, particularly with youth.
2 The Emerald Lakes on the "Tongariro Crossing", a great walk but watch the weather, at a very altitude on the Central Plateau it can kill very quickly and sometimes does.
3 The Buller River near Murchison where the valley widens between the Upper and Lower Gorges.
4 Historic pic of Hawks Crag where the road was cut as an open sided 'tunnel' through a sheer bluff in the Lower Buller Gorge.
5 Wainui Beach just north of Gisborne.