11th Nov . Te Araroa 41
Made it to Te Kuiti camp site with a surprise that the camp site supports TA hikers with a 50% discount on a tent site. 8 dollars each.
We went shopping and then spent some time with the wifi to get everything updated. Asked the camp manager, that obviously didn’t look after himself with dirty clothes , unshaven, poor dress standards and probably smelled if I got closer. hold it, I just had a thought as that sounds like me after tramping for five days without a shower.
Evening dinner of beef steak
Later that evening I notice that the kitchen gets closed each evening and we needed to have it opened first thing in the morning .
There was an after hours sigh where he lived in his caravan so at 7:30 in the evening I knocked at his door and all I could hear was and grumpy old man expressing to himself how someone would disturb him so late. Open between 5-6 in the morning, depending how I feel he said.