Friday, June 20, 2008

Pukeamaru's 'riverteering'

Riverteering is a new sport halfway between boulder hopping and canyoning, requiring less equipment, skill and dedication than the latter and less agility than the former. It primarily exists of finding a likely creek and walking your way up it shrieking and jumping in pools and lying in the sun. This particular adventure took place in the Pukeamarus on the East Cape and starred four very absurd people Steve, Kathryn, Penny and Jamie.

Absurd is my word for the month. Theres actually quite a coherent philosophy called absurdism. Heres the crux:

For Camus, the beauty that people encounter in life makes it worth living. People may create meaning in their own lives, which may not be the objective meaning of life but still provides something for which to strive. However, he insisted that one must always maintain an ironic distance between this invented meaning and the knowledge of the absurd lest the fictitious meaning take the place of the absurd.
Anyway some reasonably absurd photos.

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