Hiking Te Araroa - Hadfield's trail blog 2015/2016/2017
Today was a rest day, at least in part because of my ankle, but also for resupply. I got a number of blog posts completed today (at last!). We went out for a little look around the shops and had a late breakfast (at least in my case!), while also buying a few odds and ends we needed. B had a further look around while I went back to the room to do some running repairs on my shoes with linen thread and 'Shoe Goo”!
After lunch time we went to the supermarket and did a restock shop for the next 5 days to Wanaka. Managed to get accommodation in a double ensuite room at the YHA :-) for the 23rd so hopefully we make it there on time! Then it was time to rearrange the food into our packs - leaving time for reading and some more blogging. Belinda also arranged for her sister Julia to pick up our backup shoes and send them down to the hostel in Wanaka as we will definitely need them at some stage soon. The final order of the day was the plan for dinner tonight - we settled on pizza at a local bar!
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"!!