Total km: 308
Waking up to majestic views such as this is what this holiday is about, well a bit anyway.
Then there is the realisation, getting back to town, that I can’t control things. While I was intending to move on north on the Te Araroa; the weather is so unstable and unpredictable that I have decided to stop going northbound on the Te Araroa on South Island until the weather settles and head southbound - roughly - in north island instead. Otherwise it meant missing out on most of the TA between Queenstown and the Queen Charlotte Track, with the uncertain river surges, snow and wind combined.
What is required today is a lot of planning in wanaka. And a lot of reading.
It’s frustrating because I have to change me set of expectations completely and also possibly waste three box loads of food - hopefully not.
Last night though I treated myself to a great dinner and watched a rollicking movie at the Paradiso cinema. I even stayed up to 11:30pm! My my. In the afternoon I even walked around an artisan market and picked up a little souvenir in hitting my 300km.