A delayed Christmas break to three favourite places involving hutbagging, catching jewelled geckos for translocation, searching for ancestors' gravestones in west coast cemeteries and an epic wedding squeezed in between.
Boulder Lake (the hut is that tiny white speck on the far side of the lake, to the left) from Brown Cow Ridge
Adelaide Tarn Hut
Anatoki Forks Hut
Coprosma spp. and snowberries
Jewelled Gecko, Naultinus gemmeus
Old Woman Hut, Kopuwai Range
One of a dozen fords that stopped Little Blue and I from further adventuring. At least they make good camping spots.
Track to Rod Donald Hut, Banks Peninsula.
Ludovico Martini's resting spot, Stafford Cemetery, Arahura