Part of the joy of the hike was the abundant animals along the way. The cows were absolutely gorgeous – red and white and black and white – and all were in heaven feeding on the fresh tender grass. They did not respond to my mooooooos and reacted to “Yo Cows” with dirty looks (sure to please Gary Larsen) followed by a cow pie… The goats were a little friendlier. There were many adorable calves and kids in the herds and lots of small very-pretty orangish butterflies – not sure but maybe it’s butterfly season.
Finished the simple but satisfying hike refreshed with a euphoric feeling – the scenery was pure New Zealand magic. Tomorrow morning it’s off to Abel Tasman National Park.