This morning we gave him some food and then let him out and he kept coming and going which was good. I have found it hard giving him his daily pill as he is so strong and did not want it but I am hoping that as he starts to feel better it will get easier. Hoping anyway as he has to have them for the rest of his life.
Anyway, we were both feeling quite stressed so decided it was time to go up the Ross Track to the top of Mt. Parihaka. It is the first time since the major flooding in July last year, in fact it was February last year.
It is a beautiful autumn day so we drove to the beginning of the track. The track is 1.45 kms and is rising all the way. Gentle slopes with several small staircases. More steps since the flooding.
This is the "staircase" that was there before the floods
The photo below shows sandbags used to build up the track after the floods and the stream that runs alongside the track
and a diversion put in place. The piece of fence showing is blocking off the old path and one now goes up two flights of stairs
A kauri tree opposite a well placed bench
This is going down bi-passing the slip
It was a most enjoyable walk although I felt these steps could have done with a handrail and am getting in touch with the Council. The bottom steps that were less narrow and less steep had a rail but not these ones.
After our walk we went to the Library to get some books then came home for lunch.