01 January 2015

Southern beech forest, Oroua valley

The day before New Year's Eve I returned to the Ruahine, walking to Iron Gate hut in the head of the Oroua catchment, where I met my friends Robb and John, who had spent several days camped on the tops and at Triangle hut further up the river. Rain set in towards evening but didn't dampen the enjoyment, and by morning the cloud had begun to draw back. We walked out in almost ideal conditions.

Happy New Year, everyone.

All content © 2014 Pete McGregor


Ruahines said...

Kia ora Pete,
It's a beautiful stretch of forest in there along the river, and when the mist is amongst the trees like this moment the wairua of it seems very real. As always, great to enjoy some time with you in the Ruahine..Happy New Year e hoa!

Zhoen said...

Good new year, Pete.

pohanginapete said...

Kia ora Robb. Yes, it is beautiful, and I very much enjoyedbeing there with you and John. Happy New Year.

Zhoen, thank you, and a good New Year to you and the others in the household.

Avus said...

I wish you a happy and more healthy 2015, Pete. It would seem that you are recuperating well.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Avus. I'm pretty much fully recovered; now it's just a matter of staying healthy and maybe seeing if I can build a little on that fitness. Happy New Year to you also, and best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.