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From left – Dave, Marg J, Lainey, Anne, Marg P, Peter

This article was first published in the Tararua Tramper Volume 94, no 10, November 2022

Mana Station – Karehana Bay E

Wednesday 5 October 2022

‘I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by’. Poet John Masefield would have been quite at home on the E trip along the Mana – Plimmerton shoreline on Wednesday 5 October. The northwester was full face-on and the forecast was for a thorough soaking, but six members decided to go ahead anyway.

We spent three hours trudging into it, re-considering after each ominous drenching (two did in fact peel away), but we made it to Karehana Bay and further towards Hongoeka Bay before heading back.

‘To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife’. Indeed, Mr Masefield - both morning tea and lunch huddled amongst the giant puka at Plimmerton Pavilion. But we returned braced, refreshed and glad we gave it a go.

Party members
Anne Bond, David Campbell, Lainey Cowan, Marg Jensen, Peter Nixon, Marg Pearce (leader and scribe).

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