Day 27. Patagonia Friends. November 30, 2015.
Huntly km 761 to Ngaruawahia km 780.
We said goodbye to our great little cabin and set off for the Hakarimata Walkway. There were LOTS of steps on each side of the traverse over the ridgeline. At one viewpoint we came upon Brett sharing his TA stories with some of the Auckland Tramping Club.
We descended a bunch of steps into the town of Ngaruawahia. My friend Jane picked us up there and we have been in heaven since. I met Jane in 2013 in a coffee shop in Puerto Natales in Patagonia. Jane lives in a cute little beach town near Bay of Plenty…. Waihi Beach. We drove thru the impressive Karangahake Gorge to get here. She has an amazing vegetable garden and we had a grilled veggie and salad feast….. the exact opposite of what i have been eating. Jane shared so much with us… her knowledge of NZ, travels around the world, gardening (which Lisa knew much more about than I did), and so much more.
I might not leave.