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... lunch break. We were soon joined by the local duck colony begging us for a feed. One duck stood out from all the rest, I will include a photo of it . It is called a Manderin duck, where it comes from, even the lady at the visitors centre could not tell us that. So all you intelligent, brainy , super powers out there, if you know more about this bird, please let us know. The bird is totally different to look at from the other ducks.. It seems that ...
... panoramic views on to the ridge line. There was a bit of scrambling, and not very many people. But eventually over the dramatic landscape of crags small lakes and mountains I arrived at lake Angelus. An amazingly blue lake and a perfect space for a post hike swim- still quite cold- but a breathtaking spot nonetheless.
As I headed back down the slopes I slipped on shale and ...
... we started heading back ladened with local strawberries, bread and melon, but sadly no carved wood plater. Now,where did we park the van? We'd been so busy talking as we walked into town, we'd not taken note of where we were parked. The heavens then opened and NZ showed us what heavy rain could be like. After a while panic was starting to set in ( and the bread was getting soggy) as no visual clues were appearing, and with ...
... beautiful. We sit for a while and take it all in then it's up the path to the chapel where the view behind the pulpit looks over the lake. We don't usually take photos in Churches but the view out the window is so beautiful we hope the powers that be ( human and spiritual) don't mind. Not sure if it is because we are weary, but this place gets us thinking about the "meaning of life". It takes a while. Finally back to our room for ...
Today we set off for Wheel Creek hut, a remote Westland hut that I was assured by my guides that I would be able to make. After all, it was only 6-7 km, although time guides put it at 4-6 hours.
After stopping in at the farmers place to let him know we had arrived, he gave us further directions and we took the 4WDrives along the road as far as we could get them. Another 20 minutes walk along the farm track got us to the beginning of the track. We ...