Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Cool mornings, hot days

This morning we had… wait for it…, 3.5C, so a bit cool, well very cool for January.
What would it be on the track we walked the other day??
We met many people on the way, a young man going to take water samples from streams,
others who had walked from the North side of Ngauruhoe, skirted the edge of Tongariro, down to the Oturere hut, then to Waihohonu, and then to the Desert Road. a good 3 day trip, one day was a 7 hour tramp.
On the way in, we met the Fanstone family on their way out,, along with Jackson Anderson from Sydney,  they  had stayed overnight in the Waihohonu Hut.
Leah and Jez, Jake, Kiri and their cousin Jackson stood with that magnificent scenery as a backdrop.
A backpack each,hats,  and warm jackets in case the morning was as  cold as today.

Thanks, family .Jackson Anderson, Kiri and Jake Fanstone

The Fanstone Family and Jackson Anderson

A fireplace that might have given a hot meal, light in the dark, and welcome heat on a cold day.
Through the trees dappled light, making pretty patterns with leaves and gravel on the track.
The fireplace

Through the trees
Hugh already has the book out and the next tramp is planned.

Quotation of the day,  from John Keats, 1795-1821
“ A little noiseless noise  among the leaves,
Born of the very sigh that silence heaves”
Cheers from Jean

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