So close, and yet so far… The last chunk of road walking is going to take more days than we’ve got. This is bad. We have to start making some ‘trimming decisions’. It’s gutting as it basically means that I’m not going to get to walk the last chunk of trail on foot :( As much as I want to. And as much time as we’ve spent faffing about doing our own alternative sections of trail, it still feels weird to be missing out a bit on what is essentially supposed to be a continuous line route. But I guess we’ve done some hardcore stuff to replace it. It takes a little edge off the excitement, but even so, we’ve done our 6th months of walking and adventuring North to South I guess, which is pretty satisfying! I don’t mind road walking that much. But we’re out of time and that’s the bugger.
Mixed feelings about getting to Bluff :(
I’ve been trying to ignore my increasingly painful toothache since Mt Cook, but it doesn’t seem to be going away.. We’re having a couple of days off in Queenstown to catch up on bloggin’, so I thought it’d be best to pay a visit to the dentist. As I had expected my poor tooth had died and needed root canal treatment :( When the dentist drilled into it he said – “Erghh, this is a smelly one!” Not exactly comforting to hear, I think the root was in a advanced state to decay..
The good news is it’s drilled, cleaned, and temporarily patched up until I get back to the UK. Bad news is I’m on antibiotics, no more booze! This is going to be tough, really tough, maybe the toughest challenge so far ;)
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