3RY Update Part:
20th May ‘19
KM Mark Start:
KM Mark Finish:
Actual KM Today:
Sunny with a few clouds
Nipped up for a stealth mission to where James K Baxter had his commune and is buried. Xena, the lady that looks after the convent in Jerusalem kindly dropped all my gear further 200m down the river, so I didn’t need to try and load it at the bottom of the mud bank. Thanks Xena, you made it way easier than it would’ve been!
A nice cruise down the river with loads of riverside wildlife; peacocks everywhere, goats, pigs, pheasants, kingfisher and deer. Nice paddle
to Downs hut via the historic Maori battle location of Moutua Island, Moutere Island and Koriniti Pa with some moderate rapids along the way.
Good, great recovery for the legs.
All good, looking forward to the Tongariro National Park and Crossing.
Tune of the Day:
118. Wish you were here – Pink Floyd
Day 118 Images: