Day 31: Rangiriri to Kauri Lane, Huntly
Distance today: 27km
Distance total: 869.4km
Time hiked: 7h 10min
Time total: 256h 21min
Rain once more overnight but thanks to my covered camping spot I don't really care.
With the rising sun, the clouds move away. It's going to be great weather for a hike - a short one though, as I want to do the Hakarimata Ranges tomorrow. Would be too long for me, if I hiked them today as well.
To be honest, not much to write about today. Mostly easy walking on a dam along Waikato (changing between long grass, short grass and cow shit) and climbing over numerous stiles.
Today's highlights: the 1km hike through the golf course on perfectly trimmed grass (and they'd even have showers there!) as well as a lady running across the road to give me 6 tangarines.
Shortly after 2 I arrive at the nicely located Remember Then Lodge, where I will pitch my tent for the night. A night which, with temperatures around freezing point, will be a cold one. The good thing though: weather and thus views are going to be amazing tomorrow!