Summer still on high with the cicadas chirring and the sun drying the grass even in the lush river areas. It hasn’t been raining for a long time, which is good for tourists and very bad for plants and animals, all of them suffering in their own way. We joined the suffering with a breathtaking (in the meaning) walk to Mt Arthur Hut, then down to Flora Hut and back to the carpark. Sounds like nothing but was really strenous, … and beautiful. Had our lunch at the hut, filled in the intention book and enjoyed the remarkable view into the dephts of Kahurangi National Park.