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1787 - 1808 Pelorus Bridge

masonbee Te Araroa

Rain and wind (warm though) greeted us today. Luckily though, the bakery was open so I warmed myself up with a mussel pie, steak and cheese pie, and a coffee. No worrying about weight gain at all.

Not a hugely scenic day today. Probably due to the rain, and because mostly we were walking through farmland. I was disappointed to find that Hackets Junction wasn't a hut at all. Don't know why I thought it was. I was looking forward to stopping there for lunch but instead we had a snack in the middle of a paddock.

However, at the end of the farmland we entered the bush again and then got to the Pelorus Bridge Campsite which turned out to be the best campsite I have ever been to run by DOC. Right beside the river, massive trees, and they tell me there might be bats tonight.

They also have a cafe so to celebrate my good luck I ate a wild pork pie and then a vegetarian pie for health.

Unfortunately, this means I haven't eaten anything out of my pack today so tomorrow it will be just as heavy with 9 days worth of food.


  • Te Araroa tends to make you walk through farmland even when you are beside a road.
  • Walking in the rain is depressing.

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