We met at the Mount William carpark at 11.30am. After Tina prayed, our group of 14 set off up towards
the bush on a gravelled pathway (with more markers than in the past). Entering the bush, the path was
relatively dry, but we encountered some slippery and muddy sections shortly before exiting the bush at
about 12.30pm. Barbara pointed out some Rewarewa flowers that were scattered on the path. We stopped
for lunch while still in the shelter of the bush. |
Barbara L shared devotions on native birds
and the lessons we can learn from them: e.g. Bellbirds and Tuis very frequently sing in the bush and
praise their maker and so should we; Kiwis are content in their surroundings; Albatross need the wind
to take off, and we need the wind of Godís Spirit to enable us to do His work.
Once on the open
paddocks, we needed coats and hats for warmth. The path was more distinct and marked more clearly than
in the past. After the two hill climbs and a last ascent we were at the trig. After photographs we
made our way back the same way. The children were keen to be at the front of the group. We were back
at the cars before 2.30pm.
We were grateful there was no rain, and the trip was enjoyed by all.
COST: petrol cost of $12 paid to drivers from Bracken Ave.