Happy New Year. The greeting's late because I only returned from the Ruahine this afternoon, and Toka Biv doesn't have Internet access. You can probably work out why from this photograph of the bivvy shortly before 6 a.m. on New Year's day. I walked in late on New Year's Eve, spent the night in this little box and was treated to this sunrise on New Year's Day.
Later in the morning I returned to the summit of the Ngamoko Range then headed down to Leon Kinvig hut. Heavy rain began in the evening, but eased overnight, and today I climbed back up the track, battled my way through the cloud and gale, and made my way back down Knights track to the car.
I trust you all had as wonderful a time as I did celebrating the New Year, and I hope 2014 delivers to you the kind of delight this short journey delivered to me. Thank you all for visiting these Ruins.
[1 January 2014, Olympus OM-D EM-1, 12–40 mm f2.8 at 12 mm, ISO 200, 1/13 at f11]
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