The West Coast again.
I’ve had some epic trips over the years, but my intention was different this time around.
Short trips. Overnighters.
I’d noticed that the Belltown Manunui Hut has been relocated due to a slip it was built on starting to move. I also visited the previous hut, so a rare opportunity to see my third hut with the same name.
(I’ve seen two Rocks Huts, two Long Harry Huts, two Casey Huts after the first burned down, two Anne Huts with another conflagration, two Lake Angeluses, two Crows in the Karamea, two Anti-Crows, two Ninas, two Lake Daniels huts, and a few more if I care to exercise my memory banks more rigorously.)
But I might as well add a few extra days of food supply if I felt I could make it to Kākāpo Hut.
The new track had been cut to this isolated hut.
I’ve now visited every hut in Nelson Lakes National Park, and only had a few to get to in Kahurangi National Park.
They ain’t the easy ones!
Actually, four huts to go.
Branch Hut. Greys Hut. Johnson Hut. Kākāpo Hut.
First up, Kākāpo Hut. The others can wait.
The weather was looking good for the next week.
Good to go.