The girls have been saving up to go on the Weka Pass Railway and we finally made plans to do it today. The Steam engine had been off since November last year and only just recently gotten working again. With fire bans coming in summer there are not many Sundays left that it will run on the steam (it will go to the diesel engine once it's too dry and the fire bans are in place).
So we were very pleased to have the steam engine today and to see the wonderful excitement for especially Hezekiah and Hannah.
last time we came was just over a month before Hezekiah was born.
Such beautiful rock formations and then heading through "Frog Rock" where they have cut the train's path through the big rock and it's steep rock face on both sides.
Trying to get a family photo. Hannah - our little clown.
Just as the timer went off on this shot someone walked in the door and distracted me.
Lovely memories made today.
The trip from Waipara to Hawarden is a bit longer as they stop to let you off so you can take pictures of the train coming around the bend. Very pretty.
On the way back I managed to get a photo of these rocks. They are just after "Frog Rock" and I still remember so clearly our first trip out here when Steve pointed out Frog Rock and then this formation. He first asked us what we saw (and we said nothing). But once he said "Elvis" we had to agree.
Hezekiah having a look in at the engine before we left.