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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 7. June 9, 1943



At the unearthly hour of 9.20 V.U.C.T.C. selected a carriage far from the "madding" crowd. The whistle was heard and the train chugged off through the haze of a Sunday morning, to Titahi Bay. There the weather was more hopeful, and the enthusiastic ones, lunch in hand, scrambled over the rocks and through exciting caves, while the experienced trampers went over the hill.

All assembled to be photographed in daring positions and to hear about the tricks and truths of rock-climbing from Mr. Harold Douglas, a veteran climber who proved most patient and long-suffering. Then, while some practised nearby, others went exploring, and the two Dougs successfully landed a crayfish, five large crabs, many pauas and an octopus. Rested, they climbed the slab with some difficulty, and the pinnacle with more. With the going down of the sun they said good-bye to Titahi, Arcadia for a day.