January 2013

The big event in January 2013 was our steam train excursion. We travelled from Paekakariki to Palmerston North, through the Manawatu Gorge to Woodville and south to Masterton … and then retraced our steps. It was a long day, and the romance of steam tends to forget the smuts and cinders that swirl through the carriages, covering everything in a black film. An unforgettable day, but next time we might opt for a shorter excursion.