Phew! When we got there, it seemed there was an obvious shallow wide section that was easily crossable. In fact it was pretty refreshing to have a dip in the scorching desert heat. A quick lunch, splatting sandflies, and we were off! Go go go! There’s miles yet! And the sun is dipping quicker each day.
We were worried that last nights rain might of made the Ahuriri River unsafe to cross today (requiring a lengthy detour to a bridge) but it was fine and we crossed it with ease.