Hiking Te Araroa - Hadfield's trail blog 2015/2016/2017
This rest day was always planned - and boy did we need it. Just looking at a couple of guys coming into camp now (2 hours later than us) and they are obviously TA walkers. That distinctive hobble was how we looked last night!
Lounging around today: catching up on blogs and emails; short 3km round trip walk into town for burgers and chips and food items; washing; sorting through our food parcel we sent here; planning for next stage etc!
Also decided to spend another day here - mainly because tomorrow's weather (Sat) looks like crap (rain) so no point in walking while day in rain if it's unnecessary, and it will also help muscles, blisters etc heal!! so Sunday a.m. start into Northland Forests section. Only bummer is we have to shift from cabin into our tent for Sat night because cabin is booked out over Labour Weekend. They have big lounge area etc so no problem. Just have to find and fix leak in B's air mattress tomorrow! So, another zero day tomorrow.
Belinda and Anthony (aka Tony) Hadfield made a decision, in their late 50's, to do something a "bit different" and walk New Zealand's 3000km Te Araroa Trail over summer 2015/16 - although updates will now tell you that this plan will take longer now!!. As the old saying goes - "don't leave home 'til you've seen the country"!!