Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Day 12 started late again to get a cooked breakfast. Just so bloody hungry. Have lost weight despite eating like a horse. Planned just 2 huts to rest my nagging ankle. But made great time on open flat trails so made lake hut about 4:30. Pushed on but went a few hundred metres and decided at best 25km to next hut was 5hrs. Probably more in dark. Turned back to stay here. Washed in lake and managed to dry constantly damp clothes in stiff breeze. Early to bed for early start and long day tomorrow. Big change in terrain to coastal heath and open low flat landscape with only occasional forest and creek crossing. Getting close to coast at last!
at 5:22 PM