3RY – Part 2 – Day 14

3RY Update Part:

2

Date:

5th February ‘19

Day:

14

Title:

Mavora Hospitality

KM Mark Start:

2734

Start Location:

Kiwi Burn Hut

KM Mark Finish:

2728

Finish Location:

Mavora Lakes Camping Area – Terrace 2

Actual KM today:

19

Weather:

Sunny, overcast in patches, windy

General:

All of today was following the Mararoa River on the western bank. Impressively clear, turquoise waters. Passed a few swing bridges along the way. Most of the trail was in beech forest.

A South Island Robin come down to hang for a while and I saw a few good sized trout along the river.

The previous day a friendly couple had stopped in their car for a chat and suggested I drop into their camp site when passing through Mavora. I did just that, and they were all a super hospitable, friendly and generous bunch. They sorted me out a HOT camp shower (water heated by the outside fire). They then served up a camp-cooked meal and provided me with endless refills of Geoff’s home brew beer (Great drop Geoff…don’t listen to ‘em!).

Spent the night swapping yarns, lies and laughs with them and a crew of other friends from around the campground.

Thanks again:

Dawn

Geoff

Joe

Rachel

Yvonne

Grant

Great group of Kiwi’s.

Body/Health:

Good, same as yesterday with boots etc.

Outlook:

Energy was down a little today, the afternoon was slow going. Hopefully picks up tomorrow.

Tune of the Day:

Israel’s Son – Silverchair

Day 14 Images:

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