Image shows the Kapiti Walking Group on Kapiti Island.

Kapiti Island with the Kapiti Walking Group

On Friday, 22 September five Blind Foundation clients joined volunteers, Jo Hagele and Frances Watling for a walking adventure. The Kapiti Walking Group went to Kapiti Island for a day for a much anticipated trip.

Everyone had a great day out and got the chance to explore the rare native birds and plants, and make new friends. These birds and plants cannot be found on the mainland, so it was extra special to see them.

One client, Elizabeth, thought it was an awesome trip. She said: ‘The addition of the guides made the time over, even more worthwhile. They pointed out things we would never have known as people from the mainland. I was fascinated to learn that the little blue penguins would use a discarded kiwi burrow.

‘The fact that there was virtually no wind, was an added bonus, as this meant that the birdsong was enhanced. It was a great day and I hope it will be repeated again, so that other Blind Foundation clients can have the opportunity to enjoy a local wild life sanctuary.’