On Thursday I walked over the Ngamoko Range and met a couple of friends at Leon Kinvig hut in the headwaters of the Pohangina river. The following day we sheltered from ferocious winds; visited the river, where we enjoyed several visits from a pair of whio; and tried not to think too hard about the crossing of the range in the morning. Towards evening the wind eased a little. Then the rain started, bringing with it the possibility of not being able to cross the river.
But the rain stopped, and by morning the cloud had broken and the wind had abated to little more than a slight breeze. On the tops, light cloud came and went, and the crossing proved straightforward. Here, I think John's expression says more than enough.
[26 April 2014, Olympus OM-D EM-1, 12-40mm f/2.8 at 17mm, ISO 200, 1/500 at f/8]
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