3RY – Part 16 – Day 188, 189 & 190

3RY Update Part:

16

Date:

29th, 30th, 31st July ‘19

Day:

188, 189 & 190

Title:

Wrong Turn and a Burger Oasis (x2)

KM Mark Start:

206

172

160

Start Location:

Puketi Forest Camp

Apple Dam Camp

Mangamuka Dairy Shack

KM Mark Finish:

172

160

160

Finish Location:

Apple Dam Camp

Mangamuka Dairy Shack

Mangamuka Dairy Shack

Actual KM Today:

47

14

0

Weather:

⁃ Overcast with periods of light rain (x2)

⁃ Heavy rain

General:

188. Enjoyed brekky in the “luxury” hut that Puketi Forest Campsite provides. Fridge and microwave…That’s a first for any hut I’ve stayed in. I missed a turn off after around 6km of walking and didn’t notice we were heading in the wrong direction until we were 5km down the incorrect route. A little disheartening when you still have 30 km to go. As a result we did a 46+km day. Rained heavily off and on all day.

189. After a rainy night in the tent it was an early exit and off to complete a short 14km day. Destination, Mangamuka Dairy (Primo Burgers 🍔!), where I’ll set up camp in the shack next door. Four walls and a roof, perfect. Way better than a tent in the rain.

190. Bad weather day. Heavy rain, hail and thunderstorms.

Body:

⁃ Knackered (x2)

⁃ Good

Outlook:

⁃ Looking forward to small day tomorrow.

⁃ not really too amped about the notorious reputation of the muddy Raetea Forest. Especially after the amount of rain we have had and are expecting.

⁃ Raetea Forest is going to be a nightmare after this rain

Tune of the Day:

188. Mama’s Got a Girlfriend Now – Ben Harper

189. Baby Please – Jurassic 5

190. Gone Till November – Wyclef Jean

Day 188, 189 & 190 Images:

188.

189.

190.

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