From 14th – 24th January 2022 I was a DOC Camp Host at the Cob Cottage Molesworth. Although the Awatere Valley Road was closed due to a slip at Limestone Bluff I was allowed throught as an essential worker. The lack of a through road meant most visitors came from the Hanmer Springs end and there were few campers.
My duties involved greeting campers and collecting camp fees as well as keeping the toilets clean. A daily radio report had to be made to the Renwick DOC Office. The rest of the time I read books, did some photography and star gazing. The weather was perfect and very hot so I spent a lot of time cooling off in the swimming hole. Next year I plan to volunteer at the Acheron Cob Cottage.