Bruce Hopkins is in Te Wai Pounamu, on the second leg of Te Araroa.
Bruce Hopkins Trail Diary – Week 24
10 March – 15 March 2018.
St Arnaud – Waiau Pass
“Oh man…that was arduous, really slow going. But spectacular!
“But all the descending really did my knee in, and my right thigh, and my calf. The knee was already bung from all the scree slopes on Mount Rintoul.
“Before beginning this section, I spent four days in St Arnaud, hoping the swelling in my knee would go down. I ate every kind of pizza they had there!
“I wish you were here…’cos then you could carry my pack for me. And maybe you’ve brought a bottle of wine?
“Man, I’m hanging out for a good red wine! Does that make me an alcoholic?”