Ok, so this is a bit of a minging one! Have a good old look at my blister ;) Apparently this is the best way to sort them out – pull a needle and thread through it, and the thread acts like a wick and sucks out all the bad-ness… Or so Cookie said… but he was so busy filming it that he neglected to point out at you’re supposed to leave the thread in not pull it straight through! Haha … So you’ve got the full close-up footage to look forward to as well… Yey ;)
Seems to have worked though. It’s a day later now, and nothing hurts, and no holes in me foot. So, top tip there hikers!
We’ve both ended up with blisters on the our little pinkies, and both on our right foot? I’m thinking perhaps the gradient of the beach down to the sea is the culprit, always putting more pressure on the right hand side. A days rest in Ahipara should sort them out, then the next section we’re on to more varied terrain.