7/11/2016. Te Araroa 37
My Toe problem
Rain during the night, and it was so comforting to be in such a comfortable bed for the second night in a row.
6:30 am i was up, and with the boot wax I was given, I gave my leather boots a good clean and wax coatings.
My toe that has been giving me trouble for the last 2 weeks has reached a point that i cannot take it any more, after much discussion last night of what to do, i headed off to the locale chemist for some help, immediately i was pointed to wards a doctor and of the three clinic in that area only the last would accept a new walkin. He was a great doctor, ingrown toe nail, two options, small local operations or drugs and he knew which options I wanted if i was to walk the track this afternoon, operation required 2 weeks rest, not for me.
He was interested of what i’m doing and you could tell he wished that he could do the same. He was obviously older than me and he said himself that he’s left it to long in his life to do such adventure .
I walked back to Eunhwa and after thanking our trail angels, Yronne and Rey Amey, we went back onto the trail.