Mangaokewa Road Walk
Start Point: Intersection of Mangaokewa North Rd and Mangaokewa Rd, Mangaokewa
Finish Point: Pureora Forest Park, Barryville Rd (3kms off SH30 & 54 km by road from Te Kuiti)
Still covered in gorse rash this morning……there better be none of that today! We had
A bit of a later start and again I had to be driven back to my start point. Today my Uncle Geoff joined me. He had flown over from Melbourne to walk the day. It was all road walking but none of them were very busy roads.
We did come across a couple of nice rapids, great rock formations, angry bulls, two other through walkers (Rose and Peter) and loads of baaing sheep. They were baaing their heads off and it was echoing up the road behind us. I couldn’t work out why and then a couple more paddocks up there was another lot doing the same.
We stopped for a couple of decent breaks and I even lay down at lunchtime. This just made it harder to stand up afterwards. We took off our shoes at lunchtime too. This is utter bliss. I am very easy to please now.
It was great to chat to my Uncle all day and I’m glad he made it over to walk with me – it means a lot. We were pretty happy to be done as road walking is tough going and today was pretty humid and hot. I can’t believe I am on Day 44 and it is only a month till Christmas. Time is flying.