|Coastal Scene on BP Walk|
|Loo with a View|
|Hugh Wilson,Manager of Hinewai|
|Red Beech at top of Hinewai|
Pottering on the track on our last day was Hugh in one of the more delightful little sections of red beech I've seen in the South Island. It was good to catch up again. I hadn’t seen enough of Hugh since our first and only climb together on Mt Trent, with his brother, Jim. We all had lunch together on top before Hugh sorted one of our botanical queries and departed on his bicycle to deal with a dead sheep which was offending the environment. We headed down into Akaroa to clean sheets, a meal out and back to Christchurch (Hugh’s car-infested (but resilient) swamp) but not before a pleasant morning tea with Mike and Georgie - friends since 1965 when they first purchased their farm at the Akaroa heads.