• Kopiko Aotearoa - last few days

    30 days ago - By Urban Sketchers

    . Kopiko Aotearoa Day 10 - starts very early and, like day 7, it starts with armed hunters. I stir to the thump of boot steps on the hut veranda and a hunter enters with his head torch pointed into my bleary eyes at 1.30am. They announce they're up to do a recce for the upcoming ‘roar' and doing some spotlighting , they're going to sleep a few hours and head off again early.
    We bump into the hunters Ash and Haami on the trail later that morning, and I do a pretty poor sketch of them that I colour later from memory. The last half of the Pakihi trail is fantastic, lots of swing bridges over...
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