This is a totally legit bit of public transport I’ll have you know! I think the final route (when complete) won’t go this way, but for the time being this is the official route. We’re staying at a lovely campsite in Orongo Bay with speedy internets tonight. Heading off to do the Russell Forest Walkway tomorrow, hoping this forest isn’t as jungly as the last..
Between Orewa and Brown’s Bay there were two sizeable river mouths in our way. Now, this can be a bit of an issue when you’re a tiddler like me ;) Especially if you forget to research what the tide is doing… !
So first up was Weiti River. Again the trail notes say to ‘just hitch a ride with a local boatie’ which can be easier said than done as we found out a few days before :)
But along came our hero Paddy! A southern irish fellow, genuinely named Paddy. What were the chances?
We Made It! 600km In The Bag. I cannot bloody believe I’ve managed to get in a plane and fly somewhere, then walk all the way back. That’s just plain silly…
But i’m *well chuffed*. And I could never have made it without the help of the amazing Cookie!! He’s been leading the way, carrying aaaaall the weight, the food, the water, the tent and the kitchen; lifting me up high steps when my little legs were too short; feeding me sugar when I was flagging. So thank you Cookie! Can’t believe you’ve got me through it ;) … WeyHey!
( Only 2400km left eh ;) ) haha! Getting fitter though! Surely!