Day 48. Math Error. December 20, 2015.
Palmerston North km 1477 to Burtons Track km 1512
Alex, Brett and I walked into town for resupply. We checked out the town square but it was dead on Sunday morning.
Brett and I walked out together.
Unclear signage around Massey University had us going up and down and around in circles…. wasted time for nothing. Typical TA frustration.
There were some nice views today.
Logging has Burtton’s Track closed except on weekends. So we rushed the last few days to get here on Sunday. Somehow we miscalculated by 10km. We needed to walk 43 km not 33 to get completely thru the closure. I realized that soon after we started at 11am but could only hurry so much. We met Anthony and Fiona at the entrance to the forest. I would have liked to talk to them more but it was already 5.
Once I saw the track I knew we wouldn’t get thru tonight. But there wasnt any logging activity past the gate above so it didnt really matter. We walked til 8pm and stopped at a historic site of Burtton’s Whare. What is a Whare?
The day started out sunny without a cloud in the sky. By the afternoon it was alternating between mist and rain.