NZ DAY 7
HEREKINO TRACK: Apahira to Trampers Inn 22KM ( Total KM's walked 132)
Shattered, shattered, shattered. My god what a nightmare the “track”, and I use the word lightly. It was straight up at 75 degrees and was mud, mud, mud. The conditions where so bad I can’t describe them,. It was so slippery I spent more time on my butt than I did on my feet. The count was Herekino 9 Tanya 0, but I am taking the win as I made it through. I had mud in places the light has never seen, and all that effort and no view of the surrounding area. The climb was 580m above sea level so we got some elevation however the forest was so thick there was no view.
Tonight we bunkering down at a private hut called Trampers Inn very basic cabin and cold but the company and chatter warmed up atmosphere .Met some new people -Heinz from Germany and Cassidy, Peter, Jenni and Clea from the USA.
HIGHLIGHT: Warm bed at Trampers Inn
LOWLIGHT: The whole bloody day
Grateful: For my own inner resolve to be brave and to smash the tough stuff, but more grateful to David for reminding me of this when I was crying and exhausted. Grateful to the owners of Tramper Inn for the glorious toilet with an amazing view. Grateful for the entertainment of meeting different people with different views.