New Year's Day, saw The Scout, Miss B and I, venturing out for our first hike of 2018. We did the Cossey Dam Loop Track at the Hunua Falls. Not an overly long hike, about 5km and 3.5 hours, but it was hot and humid and all the stairs and uphill bits were hard. I didn't realise how much my fitness levels have dropped. (Guess what I'm aiming to rectify this year.) Most of it was a track through native bush, including a little Kauri grove. Last year a lot of the track was destroyed through major slips after severe rainfall, it was quite amazing to see the level of devastation caused. A lot of work has been done to reopen this track, though care is still required in places.
Today I'm recovering, and enjoying an extremely hot and humid day.