With the forecast of more rain, before a sunny afternoon, there were a few drop out of our Sunday trip to Blue Range. With a probably slippery track up to the hut the working bee will be re scheduled, instead two of us walked the Atiwhakatu valley into the hut for an early lunch.
The Atiwhakatu hut had been full overnight, 28 at least, due to Jumbo being closed. We only met three others going in for a day walk. The bridge along the track which was damaged some weeks ago has been replaced, joining a long list of bridges the valley which have had to be replaced due to flood damage. The day was enjoyed by Nigel and Sandra.