The plains that run through the middle of Hawke’s Bay are hemmed in by the Ruahine Range to the west and smaller ranges to the east. The Armstrong Saddle, in the middle of the Ruahine Range, gives excellent views of this landscape – as long as the nor-westerly wind is not blowing too severely, which makes the saddle a hazardous viewing platform.
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