3RY Update Part:
7th February ‘19
KM Mark Start:
KM Mark Finish:
Actual KM today:
Freezing night! Had 4 layers of merino, puffer jacket and sleeping bag – still cold. Tent was drenched with condensation.
Late start, knew I had a short day today.
Highlight of my day occurred as I left the hut, beside the inviting, turquoise water swimming hole. I watched the pair of NZ Falcons hunting down the river. They were mesmerising to watch with their maneuverability, rapid changing of direction and working as a pair. Those birds are Raaaad.
I left the Mararoa river behind and began following Pond Burn and then Pass Burn up the gully. The track went through bush and grazed tussock land, ‘till I hit Greenstone hut. Compared to the previous huts this is like a five star Hilton…Running water. Yeeeeeew!
Felt a sense of achievement today. Crossed the boundary between Southland and Otago. Whoop whoop!!
Tune of the Day:
Fortunate Sun – Creedance Clearwater
Day 16 Images: