About the middle of February, Gayle and all five of the boys went on a tramp to Elizabeth Hut, in the mountains to the south of us, with several other men and children from our church. I stayed home with the girls, and with the help of a neighbor, did the milking. Mr. Diligence took his camera along and took these photos. Here they are getting ready to head out. Simon is in the center, and Mr. Sweetie and Mr. Imagination to the right in the photo.
They tramped up a river valley.
These little fish were found trapped in some puddles that were drying up.
This is a hot spring partway up to the hut. At some point in the past, someone made a concrete pool, but it’s in bad shape now.
Inside the hut! There are only six bunks, so the men got those and most of the young boys spread their sleeping bags on the floor.
They headed back the next morning. Soon after setting out on the 4-5 hour tramp, Simon twisted his ankle, and just kept going. He could hardly hobble by the time they got out, and didn’t walk on his foot again for a few days.
They all thoroughly enjoyed this tramp, and want to do it again!
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