Can it get any tougher? We spent 11hrs slogging it out on the trail. It took us 4hrs just to walk 7km to the highest peak on the walk! So today’s challenge was less about what the weather threw at us (thank goodness) and more about the challenging terrain. Over 26km, there wasn’t more than 200m of flat, smooth or dry track. It was either rocky, muddy, under water, slippery, or simply straight up or straight down! Or all of the above!!!
So the fatigue won out today as we trudged along. Whilst the climb was spectacular with views in all directions, there were long sections of track as it skirted around a large reservoir for many km that became monotonous. It wasn’t until the last 7km when the sun was shining and we where back in rural territory with lush green paddocks and very pretty streams with stone bridges, but by this time we were spent. And then to top it all off, our accommodation was down the far end of the Main Street, which was 1.5km long!
But being Jenny’s Birthday, at least I kept her well entertained and occupied for the entire day and finished off with a lovely English meal!
I’m in fear for my life to tell her that tomorrow is 30km!
(No photos, still no decent internet)