Day 44. The day was a bit drizzly after hard rain the day before, but we had kilometers to do, places to see!
Day 45. Today was very cool, despite the sometimes monotony of a road walk.
Great kids, great questions- well done, you lot! But despite the huge burden that the other two are carrying, we pressed on to Taumaranui.
Had a nice shopping expedition in Taumaranui, including getting some good kit from Ken at Seriously Outdoors, before Dad rescued us from the continuing torrential rain and took us back to the Farm to dry out. Thanks, Dad!
Day 46. Great to have a big breakfast and hot shower with the best water pressure short of an airport fire appliance!
Challenges of joint trip planning before driving to Palmerston North to refit and resupply. Found some good gear at Kathmandu, Macpac and Bivouac, before driving back to the farm to ensure gear is working and dry, pack food etc, with lots of flooding in evidence! Will confirm how conditions are in the morning. Cousin Alison got in touch, she works for DOC, and hopefully I can catch up somewhere on the way to the Tongiriro Crossing. Dad sorted out a big roast dinner for us which was perfect pre-tramping food, and we did minor admin stuff into the night. Looking forward to this coming week! Woohoo!