The Richmond Range awaited us. The words sound colossal and weighty as I write them now. “The toughest section of the Te Araroa Nicky,” Cookie informs me, “…are you ready?”… I have no idea! I thought to myself. Knowing that was not the required response.
A twinge of butterflies as I write this, we were really going ‘into the wild’ this time..
Even though we cut our day short, we were completely cream crackered by the time we finally arrived at Captains. We spent the next 30 mins flapping the door back and forth with the windows wide open trying to get some fresh air in the hut, a metal tin box sat in the sun all day is like a bloody oven inside..