Yaaahay! Finally finished the beach section and before the rain too. This is day 5 and I have achieved a couple of milestones, firstly the first 100k (only 1500 to go!) and secondly the first major tramp of the Te Araroa achieved. I’m sat in the campsite reception catching up on internet stuff but struggling to do blog on this hudl tablet I’ve got really annoying!
We’ve stuck together (Karla and Brian) and seem to be creating a good bond of shared experience. Not sure how far we’ll stick together before getting out of synch but been so much nicer to have good company. We also met a german/Irish lady Katrin at the campsite last night who’d had problems with her feet big time and had resorted to cutting out her shoes toes and heels. She may join our merry throng if she makes it here tonight.
Yesterday morning ordeal soon faded with a bit of rest and a shower and was almost completely forgotten when we each devoured a whopping cheeseburger and chips. Tended to my poor feet with a dip in ocean and redressing after “popping a few more blisters.