Photos marked [AR] are by Alan Rogers, [CT] by Cathy Thompson, [DB] or [IB] by Dianne or Ian Bardsley, [JS] by John Sutton, all the rest were taken by me.
Monday 24th February 2014: After the Abel Tasman 3 day guided walk we spent a night in Havelock before being taken to the start of the two day Nydia walk (catered by On The Track Lodge but we carried all personal gear). This track connects Dunkin Bay at "World's End" (Tennyson Inlet) with Nydia Bay (Pelorus Sound) and then on to Kaiuma Bay (Mahou Sound) close to Havelock.
We were taken from Havelock to Duncan Bay via Pelorus Bridge by coach and collected at Kaiuma Bay by water taxi. Dianne was taken to (and from) On The Track Lodge by water taxi. The "team" below [L-R] is Graham Thompson, Keith Blayney, John Sutton, Ian Bardsley, Alan Rogers and Cathy Thompson.
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Tennyson Inlet & Mt Shewell Dsc_0699.jpg
Team minus Dianne Dsc_0703.jpg
A good start Dsc_0706.jpg
Pippi Beach, Mt Shewell Dsc_0720.jpg
There are interesting views over parts of Tennyson Inlet and Mt Shewell as one sidles around Te Mako and Ngawhakawhiti Bays before an unchallenging climb to Nydia Saddle (347m).
Me, Duncan & Harvey Bays JS_img_2363.jpg
Tennyson inlet to Mt Shewell Dsc_0721.jpg
World's End Dsc_0725.jpg
Mt Shewell Dsc_0733a.jpg
Looking back at Tennyson Inlet Dsc_0735.jpg
Nydia Saddle AR_P1070662.jpg
Nydia Bay composite with unnamed "one Tree Islet" Dsc_0762-3.jpg
80 yr old eel "Ella" Dsc_0769.jpg
Opouri Peak Dsc_0788.jpg
On The Track Lodge Dsc_0789.jpg
Alan Keith & Ian relax CT_dsc04749.jpg
On The Track Lodge provides very hospitable and pleasant accommodation (including a railway carriage and chalets) and excellent home cooked food. There are interesting artifacts, a Tramway side track and a library. They even put on a campfire.