A quirky adventure in retirement and 60 new challenges
Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Start of Heaphy Track. Apart from the six-hour planned bus ride to Kohaihai where the Heaphy Track in the wrong direction starts, we had an extra hour's wait as our bus broke down before leaving Nelson. That meant we were an hour late starting the track, 2.30, with a 5 hour walk & night falling at 7.30, but we did it in 4 hours, with some time to admire and photograph the Nikau Palms, ferns and coast. Many splendid bridges. The Heaphy hut is almost new, very smart but crowded with 2 large groups, unaccustomed to hut etiquette, and the dreaded West Coast Sandflies!