NZ DAY 8
RAETEA FORREST TRACK: Trampers Inn to Ratea Summit 18KM (Total KM's walked 150)
OMG I thought the terrain couldn’t get any worse ......I was WRONG. Today was up, up, up in knee high mud that was hiding nasty tree roots. The highest point was 750km above sea level. The only reward was the camp site.......nestled on the summit was a fairytale camping area all green forrest sprinkled with white flowers cold and misty.
HIGHLIGHT: The camp spot
LOWLIGHT: Mud in my butt and ripping the arse out of my shorts.
Even today when my whole body ached and I cried several times from pain, frustration and terror I am so grateful for David’s support, this life we have chosen and my own inner resolve to smash the tough stuff. Grateful for the gorgeous campsite. Grateful for my gorgeous bed, it is such a luxury to curl up on my mattress and sleeping bag that cocoons my body overnight and helps it to recoup.