Woodville Lions Annual Track and Tunnel Walk continued....
Drove from Napier to Ashhurst in good time, with a fellow Wonder Walker – Judy.
We had to wait in line for a bus, to take us down to the Woodville end of the gorge. I could see many people already walking the train line – thinking it will be me soon!
Got off the bus and starting walking straight away. What was very quickly apparent was that Judy and I walk a lot faster than a lot of people. Found it quite hard to pass people, as there are bigger rocks on the outside of the tracks than in-between the tracks. I took a photo (included) of the road bridge down the Woodville end – a beautiful curved bridge, something you never see when you quickly zoom over it in your car. There are many bridges along the railway, and many of them do not have a footbridge on the side. This makes you have to walk in single file, carefully walking on the railway sleepers, sometimes its a very long way down!
There are only two tunnels on this stretch of railway – one is about 597 meters long. I put my head lamp on, as did most people, and thoroughly enjoyed walking through such a dark tunnel. There was quite a length from the last tunnel to the Ashhurst domain. One very small uphill gets you back near the vehicles.
We had a sausage and a drink, with money going towards the Lions – they provided a very enjoyable event.BACK