NZ DAY 13
Zero day in Kerikeri
What happens on a zero day?
I’d like to say not much, but it’s actually quiet a busy hectic day. Arriving late afternoon in any town you have chosen for a zero day the number one priority is to secure a place to stay either a camp site or cabin in a caravan park. Once you have secured accommodation the next priority is cleaning yourself and your gear. Amazing how a simple shower can make you feel human again. The third priority is real food something that isn’t dehydrated or in a packet, a favourite seems to be burgers 😁. Fourth priority is any repairs on gear and drying out anything that may have gotten wet on previous days. Trust me when I say you have never smelt something as bad as wet dirty socks that have percolated in the bottom of your back pack for a few days. Then it’s of to bed . The next morning it’s all about resupplying food for the next part of the journey. First workout how many days to the next supply point, then off to the shops. At the shops you wander around trying to buy food that is cheap, light and will fill you up. Calorific high food is the prescription, high fat for energy . Once you have got you food you have to repackage to remove as much packaging as possible. And that my friend is a zero day.
HIGHTLIGHT: Solitary coffee and Macca’s
LOWLIGHT: Frustration of resupply
Grateful today for the generosity of the people we meet, the manager at the holiday park we stayed at offered to sew up my shorts, when she bought them to the cabin she said that it wasn’t a very good job and handed me a new pair of shorts for if the repair job didn’t hold. Also grateful to the universe for the amazing weather. Today had time to myself so I am grateful for my gorgeous family my daughter Sam who I am so proud of and my amazing mother who taught me that you just keep showing up and things will work out ok and of course the Spunky Rooster for ALWAYS being there for me.