A few days ago a friend loaned my a book that she'd enjoyed - "The Hut Builder"by Laurence Fearnley. I settled down to read it and quickly realised that the setting was Aoraki/Mt.Cook .The story is about a young man from Fairlie who is struggling to become someone other than his fathers butchery apprentice (among other things). He finds himself helping build a climbing hut on the mountain , and begins to see that there is more to life than making sausages :) BUT, what really caught my imagination was that he spent his time looking across to Mt. Sefton (between Aoraki and the Hermitage. I've painted Sefton several times, it's a wildly beautiful mountain with glacial shelves angling down it's face. So I had to put down the book and pick up my brushes....and here it comes.
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