3RY – Part 16 – Day 191, 192, 193

3RY Update Part:

16

Date:

1st, 2nd, 3rd August ‘19

Day:

191, 192, 193

Title:

⁃ Notorious Raetea Forest

⁃ Kaitaia “where the journey begins/ends”

⁃ Kaitaia rest day

KM Mark Start:

160

137

116

Start Location:

⁃ Mangamuka Dairy Shack

⁃ Campsite North of Raetea Forest

⁃ Beachcomber Lodge Kaitaia

KM Mark Finish:

137

116

116

Finish Location:

⁃ Campsite North of Raetea Forest

⁃ Beachcomber Lodge Kaitaia

⁃ Beachcomber Lodge Kaitaia

Actual KM Today:

25

22

0

Weather:

Rain, hail, sunshine on loop (x3)

General:

191. Apprehensively started the walk toward the muddy Raetea Forest. Before I’d even left it was bucketing down. Passed through the “Dog Lands” (property with a load of angry barking dogs on chains). The trail is muddy, with steep ups and downs. There is a lot of talk about how drinkable water is scarce on this section. Not after the rains we have had, it was flowing down the trail. Spotted the odd wild pig. Spent half the day picking myself up from slipping down the mud slopes. Nice section, great bush and that is the last bush section I’ll do before Cape Reinga. Whoop whoop!

192. Nice easy road walk down SH1 to Kaitaia. Checked into Beachcomber Lodge and went for a beer and to watch the Warriors game 😬.

193. Rest Day & Updates. A girl started crying today when I was telling her about what I’d been doing. Really nice to know it has a feel good factor for some peeps.

Body:

⁃ Pretty good considering the amount of falls I had today.

⁃ All good (x2)

Outlook:

Looking forward to the beach! Wish the weather would stick to a few sunny days. Would make the coastal walk a lot nicer. (X3)

Tune of the Day:

191. Always on My Mind – Tiki Taane

192. Changes – 2Pac

193. Diamonds on the Inside – Ben Harper

Day 191, 192 & 193 Images:

191.

192.

193.

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