Camp time! We stopped a while back and eyed up the Top Timaru Hut from across the river. I fancied nipping down and checking out the hut book at the least. But we knew that there was some heavy weather on the way. So Cookie persuaded me to resist the call of the hut book and keep on heading downstream and knock as much off the trek for tomorrow as possible. And you never know, if we nailed it we could, in theory, be in town the next night… Very tempting!
Storming on we went, until it was time for noodles and we spotted a nice flat, non-boggy patch to throw up our tent for the night.