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Abel Tasman Tramp November 1990 (3)

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After crossing Awaroa Inlet, its inland again to come back out at the top of Waiharakeke Bay (& a view back to to Abel & Awaroa Heads), behind Ratakura Point, along Goat Bay and behind Skinner Point to Totaranui Beach. Here many trampers start or end their tramp on the launch Wai-ngaro, but we sent back our tent and collected alcohol and other essential supplies for the second part of the tramp! Anapai Bay saw some swimming.

Waiharakeke Bay Þ

The Wai-ngaro at Totaranui

View back on Totaranui & Points

Rocks at Anapai Bay Þ

Mutton Cove, Separation Point and the Whariwharangi Hut are very nice and are missed by all the trampers using the ferry. The 1342m grunt up to Gibbs Hill came at a steady pace. After crossing the Totaranui Rd, one continues slowly up to Awapoto Hut, Sub A (3331m), then along Evans Ridge to Moa Park Hut in a basin with alpine plants below the bushline (something to do with trapped cold air). One starts getting good views of Anchorage and Astrolabe Roadstead as we descended via Castle Rock & Holyoake Clearing Huts to Tinline Bay.

David at Anapai Bay

Mutton Cove Þ

Astrolabe Roadstead Þ

Shoe Rock, Tinline Bay

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