Sat 31 December, TA Araroa 91
Left Anna Saddle 2041km arrived Boyle Village 2060km (19km)
Another early start at 6:15, maybe no longer early as its becoming the norm. Crossed three swing bridges today and passed an old hut Rokeby Hut which I didn’t bother to have a look at.
Another great day, grass was very wet and within an hour my boots were filled with water. My knee is giving me problems probable my own fault for pushing it so hard yesterday.
But today I’ll take things a little easier and maybe tomorrow I’ll have a zero day and just relax.
I had two major stops along the way and just having a 10-15 minute break made a big difference to my knee.
This segment of the track is well used by people that want to do a four day hike and during one of my breaks, three elderly woman also stopped and they were interested in my hike on the TA. Then invited me for evening meal at the Boyle lodge.
I’m physically exhorted, I haven’t felt so tired from walking for a long time, got in touch with Tony and he will drive up tomorrow and spend the night tenting here
The plant above looks like the type that the Koreans eat which I sore in korea.