Te Araroa

2.3. Relaxing Hiking Day

Only 5 hours of hiking today ?!

We left the Highland Creek Hut at about 9am.

It was a very nice and relaxing walk to the Furn Burn Hut. When we reached the hut we enjoyed the sun on the porch. An Australian woman was already there. We had some lunch and pre-dinners ?

Later, another German couple joined us and we had a nice chat with them and the Australian. We were really looking forward to our special dinner of this section of the TA: a freeze dried chicken tikka mansala meal with couscous!

Up to this point I thought that only the Australian and we would sleep inside the hut. The Germans pitched their tent outside. So I was looking forward to a good and peaceful sleep tonight… BUT then two other guys came…