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Humans are an interesting species. Apparently very social. This must be true as out of the 4 acres of empty campsite, the French set up right next to me last night and then proceeded to wake up at 6:00am and make a hell of a racket.

It could be said that I didn't want to get up this morning.

We still left before them.

My compliments to whoever did the tracks around Lake Ohau as they are relatively nice and well kept. 

This one led up a valley and over a pass and then down another valley and then I lost track. By the time I had realized that we hadn't yet come to the end of the valley we were almost 10kms further on at the Ahuriri river.

Crossing wasn't a huge problem although we did link arms in anticipation. Downstream to cross one braid and then up to cross two more. Nothing to it. Time for food and bed.

The French have turned up again and decided to camp right next to us. I like them, it is just I would like anybody to be a little further away.


  • The Ahuriri might be a problem if it was raining.
  • If you don't feel like getting up in the morning, do it anyway.

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