I began my walk on the Northern side, walking through lon grass. This was a little difficult as my balance is not excellent.
The pathway stretches perhaps two kilometres to the east. This shows the first 300 metres.
This tree trunk, possibly a Tawa, is surrounded by vine. These are very common in Native bush in the northern and middle parts of the North Island.
Californian thistles like this one here, are considered a pesky weed in Hawkes Bay.
Another pesky plant that spoils patches of bush locally is "Old Man's Beard". It is a vine that tends to choke the vegetation under it.
This beautiful forest tree is in the middle of grassland. I believe it to be a Tawa, which are common in this bush.
This is quite a long wander through tall grass. We have travelled about 300M from the start.
Ahead over the fences a golf course!!!!!!!!!!! Crazy!!
One of the greens.
Teatrees are still in flower.
A Rimu [on the left] and three Tawa.
This tree [Rimu] is still quite young, perhaps 40 years old. It still has its young form. Older forest rims lose their Christmas tree shop. They become long and tall. Their timber is among the 5 or 6 best New Zealand woods.
Until tomorrow. With more.
Cheers Chris the Pipemaker.