14 July 2015

Kiritaki hut, south-eastern Ruahine Range

The walk to Kiritaki hut (a.k.a. the Sea-Mac Motel, for reasons unknown to me) seems like an age ago now, even though only a few weeks have passed. Still, a lot's happened since then, and no doubt the hut a few days ago would have been embedded in deep snow. When I visited, it sat below the snow and ice, but the ground around the hut in the morning was hard with frost.

[P.S. Apologies for doubling up on the previous photograph. Maybe my brain had frozen.]



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8 comments:

Relatively Retiring said...

That must be the most wonderfully welcoming sight. Yellow is a good colour!

pohanginapete said...

RR, the colour's a bit misleading because of the way the early morning light's reflecting from it — it's much more orange than it appears in the photograph. But you're right — a very welcome sight indeed!

Barbara Butler McCoy said...

Ok, I was trying to keep quiet because I didn't want to unnerve you, but you are really on a roll with this new vibe in your photos. Seriously. The language, the scenery - your corner of the world is extraordinary. Thanks!

pohanginapete said...

Barbara, your comment has encouraged me rather than unnerving me ;-)

Zhoen said...

Cozy in the wilderness.

Can't find anything for Sea-Max except Seattle Max Hotel, a boutique monstrosity.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, I investigated and found one plausible claim: it's named after Dave Seatter (Sea) and Malcolm McNair (Mac), who I think were hunters who presumably frequented the hut. I'm scared even to google the Seattle Max Hotel — Kiritaki hut's more my style.

Jenna Burr said...

Yes it is named after Dave Seatter and Malcolm McNair, they maintained the hut when I knew Dave in the 90s.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Jenna; good to have that confirmed.