Back on the road again! Bruce flies south and restarts his walk from Otaki Forks. His plan is to fill in some of the gaps in the giant jigsaw puzzle that has become his version of Te Araroa. Five days of walking lie ahead of him. His destination? Wellington!
Bruce Hopkins Trail Diary - Week 13
3 January - 8 January 2018.
"What a buzz!
"Even though I still have two sections to fill in, here I am in Wellington at the end point of the North Island section of Te Araroa. Wicked!
"I have done maybe 1200 kilometres so far...got some hard slog to go!
"I've got two sections to fill in; five to six days in the Tararuas (which will be hard out). I've also got about nine days hiking and three days on the river between Te Kuiti to Whanganui. Some hard out days there, too.
"But what a buzz, what a buzz. Real cool to be here. Yee ha!"