The view from the car park, with tussock, and Mt Ngauruhoe in the distance.
After many footsteps, some deep DOC steps, a small detour where there had been a huge washout, we arrived at the hut. “ It’s a mansion” were Hugh’s words.Bunks to sleep 28, gas burners, solar powered hot water, a huge stack of firewood for cold days and nights, and the stunning views from the windows.
We ate lunch, and fortified, started the return trip. It was 5.6 km each way,
and back at the wagon congratulated each other. Well Done!!!
On the way up we met a family, names to be given, so photo will be in another post.
Our water bottles were almost empty by the time we left the hut so Hugh refilled his
by the fast stream.
Here they are Lori, pics for you,(at Skoog Farm), they do keep the water or juice cold for a good while My one at a well known Sports’ Store was almost twice the price of the coloured ones at our local pharmacy.
This is a first, I have taken a video with my Canon Ixus 800 IS, loaded it onto YouTube,
HERE IT IS !!!
Back home, long time friend Ross and Olive were waiting, a stop over on their way south.
A delightful dinner at Bulls, and then this morning another Goodbye, Safe travels.
Quotation of the day, from a song written by Cole Porter, “ Don’t Fence me In”
“ Oh, give me land,lots of land under starry skies above”
Cheers from Jean