Mid-winter at Wakaretuwhakaretu

Wakaretu Bay, Pelorus Sound – 15-17 June 2018

Starting on Friday afternoon we headed to Jeff Lukey’s bach at Wakaretu Bay. This allowed some to explore the tracks in the bay before we settled in to enjoy the night with a good warm fire.

Saturday we got away at a respectable hour with one party doing the Wakaretu Bay circuit while the other drove through Havelock and Linkwater to Mt Cawte with the possibility of Cullen Point but the weather closed in and only Mt Cawte was done. Saturday evening was all about our roots. Only one person turned out in national costume, being myself in my kilt, but an around-the-table account on people’s ancestry was enlightening. I also celebrated my birthday.

Sunday was a morning walk up Mahakipawa Ridge with some going the gentle route from Cullen Point and others the steep route from the Havelock tip. Both parties meet at the top of the road then continued along the ridge for about one kilometre on a track which had recently been cleared. This presented Jeff with a challenge to explore further with the intention of finding more trips for next year. So we are looking forward to Jeff inviting the club back in the future. We returned to Jeff’s bach, tidied up and headed back after a good weekend away. Those who came were Chris, Jo, Maria, Rob, Colin, Jeni, Val, Andrew, Odette, and our host Jeff.