For NZ day of shame Carl and I headed off Tuesday evening into the Ohau. Headed up South Ohau river with it being deeper than normal due to the previous evenings rain. Our aim being to do the deception spur and we expected it to be a bit of a bush bash.
It was not an early start as we did not leave Wellington till after seven at night. Did a last minute shop and got some necessary items like batteries and beer. Headed off from Poads road car park after nine. Finally got my first photo of a native fish, often see them at night but they tend to zoom away real quick.
Did not get out of bed early. We left the hut after one in the afternoon and headed up the South Ohau Dowling Falls track to Girdlestone saddle. Saw some magnificent spiders on the way.
And then it was the usual out down the river with a much lower water level than last evening and out across the farm and back to Wellington.
Map of Area
DOC says take only photos leave only footprints, so not sure how seek freedom gets the idea that its ok to leave little books. Never mind I bought it out and will send it back to them.