The lovely autumn weather set the scene for our 16 walkers to begin the 12.7km walk about 9.30am. The original plan was to go up the Huntsbury Track and then onto Te Poho o Tamatea, a hill looking down on Lyttleton Harbour and the township of Rapaki. However we found on arrival that the landowners have closed this hill track to walkers and rock climbers. So we carried on along the Crater Rim before descending via the Bowenvale Mountain Bike Track and the Mt Vernon Farm Track.
As it is school holiday time, we were able to walk through the school grounds where Lindsay volunteers to help children with their gardening skills. We admired the success the children had with their extensive plantings, aided by the knowledgeable volunteers.