After winter, trying to fly in New Zealand can be frustrating. Strong westerly winds tend to dominate springtime. Fortunately, I did get a nice day to go flying in my restored CFM ‘Shadow B-D 582’ microlight aircraft.
I took off from Otautau, flew around Bald Hill in the Longwood Range, then down the Pourakino Valley to Colac Bay. Tracking east, I followed the rocky southern coast to Riverton. There I turned inland and returned to Otautau, via the winding Aparima River.