Upper North Island Report
Outing to Awakeri
Great enthusiasm was shown from our Wolseley members who attended this outing, members travelling from the lower North Island, Auckland Morrinsville via Mercury Bay, and of course BOP members.
The rail journey took us through interesting and scenic farmland, stopping along the way, we were greeted by a great host of chickens, roosters, ducks, geese and chicks, all wanting to be feed, by the food we handed out to them. Another lovely stop was to a bush walk, through what is thought to be the last original stand of Kahikatea forest (white pine) when, older these trees become the tallest of the native trees, truly magnificent. It was an enjoyable outing.
We finished at the Sutcliffe’s home for afternoon tea with Harry and Gay. A special thank you for the warm hospitality and input towards this adventure. We had 15 people come along, and the feedback was good.