Total km: 240
Boy what a day! And I thought yesterday had mud. Oh not thigh deep mud!
the thing is today was just a hard slog. I left Martins hut at 7:15am and got to Merriview hut at 5:00pm. Maybe I had 45 min breaks altogether. The day was essentially climbs and descents between forests and then bare exposed Tussock strewn hills and then back to forest.
these two photos are looking back to Bluff.
Eventually I got to a quarry and started the ascent to Bald hill. What else to say? Can anyone name this bird?
is it a fancy pigeon?
Once a got to Merriview hut I was dead tired. But I was greeted by some lambs - Nora lambs baaa!
It was such a dissapointing 2 days I am going to skip the next section of the TA and rest. In part because of a poor weather forecast, pesticide pellet spraying from airplanes (!) and because I am not into more of the same.
Tomorrow is another day.
Off to bed now