Olivier Moly photographer, dreamer, adventurer…

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This night was horrible, the wind raged all night long going under the hut, I could feel the all structure shaking. I woke up and the weather was still the same. I had breakfast and decided to stay there, when magically it cleared up still a strong wind but no cloud anymore, no rain. I got back on the track, leaving behind me the Deception Valley, going over the Goat Pass and reaching the Mingha Valley. Water falls, flooding creeks were surrounding me. I had to ford several creeks and rivers with strong current. I got to the Mingha flat and ended at the Mingha Carpark after a last crossing on the Bealey River. I waited there for Hélène, going and coming between Greyney Shelter Campsite and the car park. I got phone reception and got a text message from Hélène saying she had one delay. So I went to Arthur’s Pass Village walking and met on my way my friends Charly, Julie and Anthony. Such a surprise, they were coming back from the Avalanche Peak and were going back to Christchurch. Hélène arrived some hours later we went to have some beers with Camille who I met at the Café and who I met several months ago in Auckland.Amazing and surprising to meet so many people I know in a such little place.

Cette nuit a été terrible, un vrai déluge dehors. le vent passait sous le refuge, donnant cette effrayante impression que toute la structure allée s’effondrer. je me réveille est le temps pour ainsi dire pas changé, je prends mon petit déjeuner et me prépare à rester un jour de plus quand soudain la pluie stoppe et les nuages sont chassés au loin laissant place par un soleil radieux. Je quitte le refuge et gagne le Goat Pass, après de nombreuses traversées de rivières et ruisseaux débordant de toute part sur le chemin j’atteins la vallée Mingha. Le parking n’est plus très loin, je traverse la rivière Bealey et peux enfin souffler en attendant Hélène. Je fais des allez-retour entre le parking et Greyney Shelter mais elle n’est toujours pas là. Je reçois un message, elle n’arrivera pas avant 6 heure et a eu quelques soucis de transport. Je me dirige donc vers Arthur’s Pass Village pour prendre une chambre. En cours de route, quelle ne fut pas ma surprise de rencontrer Charly, Julie et Anthony. Nous prenons un café au village, partageant nos folles aventures puis ils reprennent la route. Entre temps Hélène est arrivée et nous sommes allés prendre une bière avec Camille que nous avions rencontrés à Auckland il y a de ça six mois. Une journée pleine de surprise et de rencontres inattendues.

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