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12 March 1998: Cathy didn't join us because she had broken her arm. Some photos are by John McCarthy [JM] or Alan Rogers [AR].

The start of the Heaphy is very pretty and easy going. However, one soon learns not to stop for long and the sandflies are more numerous and vicious then I have EVER encounted. They didn't let up until past Lewis. It was cover-up every exposed part and go for a stroll to avoid the clutch of obnoxious Cantabrian trampers we encountered (luckily they were heading the opposite way the next day). After Lewis the track heads steadily up to MacKay.

Bridge over
Kohaihai River Þ

View North from
Kohaihai Bluff 12-3-98 Þ

View from unnamed
stream 12-3-98 Þ

Nikau palms south of
Heaphy River 12-3-98 Þ

Heaphy Lagoon and
River (afternoon) Þ

Heaphy Lagoon and
River (sunset) 12-3-98 Þ

Lewis Hut
13 March 1998 Þ

MacKay Hut and
Heaphy view 13-3-98 Þ

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