Thursday, March 16: Some clouds in the valley at dawn, otherwise quite sunny
Tramping: 15.6 km
Rongo Backpackers, Waverley St, Karamea, $65 for twin as single (independent hostel)
I slept through from midnight to 6:00, and then some snoring started, so it was difficult to get back to sleep and although no one else in our dorm was making a move I decided to get up around 7:00.
Cheese was still good, milk was about to run out, but there are enough coffee, sugar and ryvita to last for the second leg. I had everything dry (including the sox I had brought in the night before and hung in the common room), packed away, and ready to go shortly after 8:15 and was on the track a few minutes later. Read more…