NZ DAY 14
WAITANGI FORREST TRACK: Kerikeri to Russell 29KM walked 11KM water taxi (Total KM's walked 283)
Today was basically all on forestry roads through pine forrest with a water taxi ride to Russell. Nice but uninteresting. However as always on trail things happen. Met a guy called Curly trying to run the Te Araroa unassisted his pack was only 22L( compared to my 45L) and he was living on coconut cream and avocados . Embracing the new ketosis trend! Hopefully we will hear about his trip some way down the track. We had arrange to camp at a trail angels property tonight that lived close to the Waikare Landing however to get to her place was a 22km walk. So she suggested that we wait until she finished work at 8.00pm and she would drive us to her property so we spent the afternoon in the Russell pub and filled up on burgers and beer. Whilst in the pub it started to rain and didn't stop ....... so we arrived at Sheryl’s after dark with it raining ....not the greatest scenario to put up a tent. And again the universe prevailed Sheryl offered us a very tiny caravan to stay in if we wanted it. NO BRAINER, it’s wet,cold,dark and windy...who wants to put up a tent. So the 4 of us squeezed into a 2 person caravan. Cozy as.
HIGHLIGHT: The cozy caravan and a note from Georgia telling us we should catch her in the next few days
LOWLIGHT: Feeling very sluggish and cold all day
Today I have to admit I am struggling for gratitude. I am tired and it’s cold and miserable so I am keeping it simple.... I am grateful not be working, grateful for the people I am walking with Tim, Hannah, Georgia and David they are all so much part of this journey and I am grateful for this cozy warm bed.