NZ DAY 10
OMAHUTA FORREST TRACK: Mudamuka Diary to Apple Dam Campsite 14KM (Total KM's walked 191)
What a difference a day makes. Woke at 6am and got a few messages out to people to tell them we had made it through the imformous forrests alive. Then we popped in next door for the famous breakfast burgers and........my first real coffee on the trail. YES in 10 days only 1 coffee. (For those who don’t know me my favourite pastime before Te Araroa was drinking coffee at a funky cafe called the Fat Frog in Cannonvale in the Whitsundays. (Best coffee and staff for miles.)
After breakfast we headed for Apple Dam camp spot, it was an easy uphill climb on a forestry road nothing to really see, however the camp spot was a delight. The camp was situated alongside a little creek with a log seat situated across the creek. So after setting up the tent I went down to the creek and spent the afternoon cleaning myself and our clothes in the cold crystal clear water. It was really special.
HIGHTLIGHT: Having a cold water bath so refreshing
LOWLIGHT: None a good day.
Today gratitude is all about people, the people we are walking with and meet on the track are amazing. The stories enrich our lives so much we are so blessed. Im grateful for fresh water creeks that not only cleaned me and my clothes but soothed my soul and reconnected me with the beauty that surrounds us. Im grateful for my gorgeous daughter who is a constant supply of love and pride and happiness.