continued......................We had planned to take the Drummond track but decided to go right and take the Dobbie and Hokianga tracks for our descent.
The foliage is slightly different on this side.
More steps and ponga trees.
On the side of the track this would have been a very large tree. Any trees that fall or are felled are left to feed the young seedlings as they appear.
Down at Mair Park
People feeding the ducks and others fishing.
It is good that they put the track around trees.
The track then leaves the park and the native trees give way to poplars and other exotics. From there it was along Vale Road, down steps to Ewing Road and then along the boardwalk back to the Aquatic Centre and our car. Two hours. The weather was perfect for walking, not too hot. (On the news that night it said 25 degrees C.)