Te Araroa Trail to Puhoi
This morning’s superb effort included raw creamy goats milk and 2 types of goat cheese, which was the clincher. It’ll be very hard to beat!
It was difficult to leave, but once we prised ourselves away from the table we got going to yet another beautiful sunny day. We welcomed a new crew member Yali (Israeli, section walker) and enjoyed a pretty easy 18km. There was a bit of everything, which is what we like.. different types of forest, some easy hills, farm roads, rolling hills, meadow and farmland.
I had my first genuinely scaredy moment where I had to gather myself, before strolling casually past an ENOURMOUS black bull right on our path.
The last part of the trail today led us into the tiny and very lovely village of Puhoi. We reached the historic Puhoi pub by mid afternoon, and decided to stay there. After a shower, and a cup of tea on the balcony we went downstairs to the pub. We ate a huge burger, and followed it up with a beer.
We whiled away the time in the late afternoon sun.
In the evening Danny (Oregon, USA) joined us. He is section walking Te Araroa trail each year on his holidays from work… now that’s commitment!