Yesterday I climbed Shorts Track, battled the gale southwards along the Ngamoko Range and descended the overgrown track to Ngamoko hut in the headwaters of the Pohangina Valley. I had the place to myself (and the rat) and after a relatively good night's sleep rose early. I made unsmoked Lapsang Souchong tea and drank it down by the river, hoping a whio might visit. No luck, but to drink excellent tea at dawn in a place like this must be one of the best of all ways to begin a day.
[25 April 2012, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 14–45 mm at 28 mm, ISO 100, 1/10 at f16]
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