And that is the image of my breakfast fuel for routeburn. After a marvelous sleep from 9pm NZ time - that’s 7pm - to my body clock, I pulled myself
out to eat this (not as delicious as B’s eggs however) and prepared my food and gear for the transport to the start of the Routeburn Track.
The Routeburn is a 32km tramping track from one valley to another over two saddles, ridgelines and hill traverses.
On the way to Routeburn, the Tracknet shuttle stopped at a lookout towards the route burn saddle ( to the right) and greenstone valley ( to the left - where we will be heading on TA some weeks in the future).
The TrackNet shuttle also stopped at Glenorchy, where I took a photo of nature’s wonder - electricity.
At 2:15pm we started our walk on the Routeburn, with the first campsite only 1.5hrs away.
In that time we climbed gently up a few hundred meters to our campsite at Routeburn Flats. We had a a springy step in our hearts.
There were seven campsites that night (two Germans - Fabian and Phillip - who were hilarious), a French and Polish couple and Americans who we never saw.
You can see my tent in an awful spot. How I miss the city.