Today Hugh took me to Otaki,where there are so many Outlet Shops with great BARGAIN prices for all sorts of goodies. Some shopping, then further south we turned in to the left, about 16 km, to a place called Otaki Forks. This is where you can start a tramp to Field Hut, about 2.5 hours in good weather, it is 900m altitude. For a few weeks, well, several weeks, I have been wanting to try out the shutter release cable, a birthday present. But I wanted a stream/river, creek, with clear running water. Here it is, in all its pristine clarity. The Otaki River.I still have many miles to travel before the running water is captured to its best, but for a beginner, I am happy.
This is Hugh on the Waiotauru footbridge at the start of the track.I happily stayed on the stones and watched. A perfect day out.