|Fog hanging around Big Sand Hill at Mason Bay|
|DOC's 20-bunk Mason Bay Trampers Hut|
|The Island Hill Woolshed|
|Kev posing on the boardwalk over the Chocolate Swamp|
|Can you spot the two kiwi?|
|What the camera saw|
|Zoomed in to a sleeping kiwi - yay!|
After we left Scott Burn we walked past a lily pond; from what I gather there used to be a summer house here and the lilies were planted by the leaseholder family. Opposite the pond is an abandoned motor bike, now in serious disrepair. Keeping an eye on both are toutouwai (Stewart Island robins).
|Freshwater lily pond|
Heavy rain overnight gave us a good excuse to give the hut a good clean so we were right on hand to see a pair of kiwi just behind the hut around 9am. Our tramping friend, Leslie, was hiking back to Oban via Thomson Ridge and North Arm Hut but Kev and I took the easier option and caught the water-taxi back in choppy conditions, then a half hour walk back home. A great outing!
|Kev and Leslie at Freshwater Hut|
|Rakiura Charters water-taxi at Freshwater Landing|