Recently Kay Bowie, Juliet Cooke, Ruth & Peter Graham, Barry Kempton, Mary & Bruce Lambert, Dave Lawrence, Helen Morison, Rosie & Ian Montgomerie, Stan Smith and leader Derek Wilson met in Martinborough on a drizzly morning and drove to Dry River Road.
A slow climb on a farm track took them to a point overlooking the Ruakokoputuna Valley, stopping on the way for a cuppa. The weather slowly improved, revealing the windmills, Lake Wairarapa and north to Martinborough and beyond—a great view, with the bonus of no wind.
The trampers followed along the tops to a point above the Lime Works where they stopped for lunch amongst scattered bush. After lunch they went through the lime works and onto the property of Dennis Handyside & Andee de Latour, and were grateful to be invited into their interesting home. It was a short walk back to the cars.
1 June: Blue Range Hut Stan Smith, 379 7592
8 June: Powell Hut Bruce & Mary Lambert, 379 6106
15 June: Track work John Rhodes, 304 9095
22 June: to be arranged Vicki Brooks, 379 8576
29 June: Pukerua Bay to Paremata Ed & Juliet Cooke, 304 9497
Anyone is welcome. Please telephone the leader by Thursday evening before the trip. General enquiries: Jenny Duggan 379 7644 or Ed Cooke 304 9497