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Raindance & Chimp
State: Trail
Country: A trail some where
Begins: Oct 14, 2017
Direction: Southbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Oct 14th, 2017
Start: Cape Reinga
End: Twilight beach
Daily Distance: 12
Trip Distance: 12.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 162
Journal Visits: 2,041
Guestbook Views: 18
Guestbook Entrys: 2

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TA day 1

So

Just before 5pm on Saturday 14th October

After a few photos we set off with only one thing to do for the next few months... put one foot in front of the other..

It was a greyish backdrop but good hiking weather. We set off with the enthusiasm of young innocent puppies, pinching ourselves to insure we are not still dreaming while asleep on a random flight.

The noise of the sea woke us to the reality of our situation. We raced down the smooth trail ( always at the start) to soon turn off into the real trail. 1st test was crossing the rocks but the tide was retreating and we were about 30 min to early, so having got

Half way across we had to retreat and clamber up the rock face, getting our shoes wet for the first time.

The setting was beautiful and as the sun set it became moody. We hiked 12km to

Arrive at twilight camp at as luck would have it twilight. A few other tents up sleeping as there was no sounds including a hyperlite ultamid tent.. ( tent envy 3 hours in)

We set up camp as quietly & quickly as possible, the possums were not long in paying us a visit, so we dragged everything inside, this was one of the reasons we purchased a zpacks triplex, extra room to have everything inside for furry friends and the expected wet weather.

We relaxed on our mat and soon fell asleep

Hoping this would help us get into the correct time zone ( hiker time zone )

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