|Where are we heading?|
In the evening, I received an email from Stephen re-inviting us out to join them - apparently, they had power, internet, and a lack of small children. So, after putting Hector to bed (again, constantly asking where Dada was), I put together some clothes, the backpack, and a lunch to eat on the road to Temple Basin. The next day, despite (or perhaps because of) a tough night of wakefulness, we got into the car and drove out of town.
|Heading up towards the basin.|
|Coming up to the old DOC hut.|
|Looking back into Arthur's Pass halfway up the trail|
|Temple Basin Lodge|
|Scrambling up the hill|
After dinner, we stepped out while the students did their test and we got onto the bedtime routine. The steep mountain valley made for a darker evening than usual, but it also meant we got to admire the stars a little earlier than we would at home (let alone see a few more).
|Heading back down into the valley|
|One happy, sweaty family|