With the money from my "emergency" credit card, I buy the remaining food to finally be able to complete my food boxes.
Together with my Bounce Box it's a total of 5 boxes - way to many to carry them to the post office in one go.
It's nearly noon when I return from my second, 2 kilometer round trip to the Post Office. Preparations complete :)
So, the afternoon is all about relaxing and enjoying the great weather at the promenade. I do one last trip to the supermarket. No Müesli Bars but lots of fruits and ice cream instead ;)
I meet Eunji, the Korean waitress from yesterday, who arrived in New Zealand only a few days ago. Together we explore the streets of The Big Smoke for a while, before. she convinces me to visit NZ's National Museum. Even though I'm not a fan of museums l, I have to admit that I enjoy this one very much. They have some really interesting exhibitions there!
After yet another Korean meal we say goodbye and I head more or less straight back to the hostel to get some rest. Tomorrow morning will be an early start:
The shuttle to the Interislander Ferry Terminal leaves at 7:30. From there, it will be a 3.5 hours sailing across Cook Straight to Picton, where I should arrive shortly past 12. In Picton, I try to catch the afternoon Beachcomber service to Ship Cove, with a planned arrival time of 4.
So yeah, tomorrow is more about positioning to the trail head, rather than hiking. But that's okay - after two turbulent days I look forward to enjoy some additional relaxing hours on the sea.