Thankfully, the Motatapu Track started out flat and easy today, as we were a bit tender still! And strode through some of the prettiest beech forest we’ve seen. Soon though, as always happens, the crazy sidling came in. Good thing now is that you can pretty much scamper and daydream at the same time these days. Like mountain goats we are!
So the juicy gossip about this track is it crosses country singer, Shania Twain’s land! When Shania and Kiwi hubby Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange took over the lease one of the conditions was they allowed year-round access, plus they built 3 new huts for us to stay in, thanks guys! Then come the dirty details – they split up soon after the track opened, did a proper wife swap! Shania’s now married to the ex-husband of the woman her husband had an affair with..? Anyhow, she doesn’t live here anymore in case you were wondering.