We walked through regenerating bush and pine forest, arriving back at Karori Park a little over an hour after we started, then leaving to go to morning tea at KACC. Thanks so much to Margaret for your generous hospitality.
As a footnote, 51 lost their lives on the day of the sinking of the Wahine in what was Aotearoa’s worst modern maritime disaster, another died several weeks later and a 53rd victim died in 1990 from injuries sustained in the wreck. In another storm of July 2013, fallen trees closed this track and several others.
-John Maindonald and Linda Pears.