We’re enjoying our town life catching up on shopping and little boat jobs that require six trips to the chandlery or hardware store but inbetween we’ve got to have some fun. Bruce and Di on Toucan are always up for a walk in the woods so we packed a picnic lunch and headed north up the river.
New Zealand is a hiker’s paradise. There are beautiful well-maintained tracks everywhere. I dream of tackling the longer dramatic trails on the South Island, but for now these local paths are a tonic. As always the kauri trees are carefully protected with viewing platforms and wooden walkways.
Despite our collective boatwork-sore muscles we continued up a steep climb to a waterfall. It was cool and quiet under the canopy and the day off was refreshing and restorative.