Day 7 was a travel day, travelled back to Waikanae and checked into a motel. Sorted out our supplies for the next stage. We need a 4 day food carry to get over and into Levin.
10km of Road walking before we hit the track, really excited as the weather is going to be primo! Hit the track and went straight up for a couple of hours on a 4 wheel drive track. Then into the Bush, wow, would have to say it has been the nicest Bush I have walked in NZ.
The Bush turned into a forest yet the ground was spongy with leaves and thick green moss. Bindi was way ahead of me most of the time, takes me longer to climb over trees and I’m soooo slow going up hill. Came around a corner to find Bindi sitting in a small patch of sunlight. Lunch Time… I have a new favourite, wraps, mince, tabouli, Hummus and sour cream n chives potatoe chips .. Yum yum
Arrived at Parawai Hut at 6pm. No one around so took over! Feet up for 5 min to relieve the throbbing then get hot food. Spoke to soon, 2 guys turned up just as we eating. The mattress in the Hut with its thick plastic cover felt like heaven