Day 56. Mt Kau Kau. December 28, 2015.
Paekakariki km 1631 to Mt Kau Kau km 1674.5
Incredible weather continued today. I started at 6 am and kept going for 12 hours. It was a beautiful day. I walked along the highway, on a beach, up hills and next to horse ranches. I hiked up 2 peaks…. Colonial Knob and Mt Kau Kau at 445 meters. The day was filled with views including views of the South island.
I ate breakfast at a cafe in Plimmerton and bought lunch at a grocery store in Poirua. I ate it on top of Colonial Knob.
Brett was my scout today. He, Alex and Helen were walking from Poirua to the end of the North Island. I asked Brett to check for possible camping spots around km 1670 to the top. He said the top of Kau Kau was best but might be windy.
I just couldn’t resist camping on the top of Mt Kau Kau. There is no wind. I can see lots of wind turbines amd they are not moving. I can see the South Island and the lights of Wellington.
Since I got up here there have been lots of people up here. This most unusual weather (warm and almost no wind) just never happens. Even now at 10:15 there is a group of people up here. Plus there is a photographer who wants pictures of the space station. And there are cows. One slobbered on my pack earlier. Ha, ha.
I saw the moon. It’s magical out here.