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Time for a break

I love you all, but I am tired.  So I am going offline for a bit.  Last night I was stuck in a dorm with a snorer.  Ended up on the couch in the lounge.  I need to get a good night’s sleep soon.  Somewhere.  I am in Dunedin, will be heading north up the east coast.  Not sure how far or when.  Or any of that.  So, don’t worry about me, but I won’t be posting for a bit.

Milford Track – April 3, 2009 – Day 3 – Mintaro Hut to Dumpling Hut – 14km (8.7 miles)

It is April 8th and I am currently sitting in a coffeeshop in Dunedin. It is a very cold and rainy day here. I dropped my board off to be fixed and now have a week or so to spend in this area. Today I think I will head to the Otago Museum. Apparently there is a live butterfly exhibit there. I also think I will spend some time on HelpX.net later looking for a local family/farm that will take a worker for accommodation and food. Also, I am reading the Otago Daily Times for today and came across this …

Milford Track post on day three is coming….

The third day is turning into a monster post. Finally posted all the pictures to Flickr. Just working on linking them to the blog. Hope to have it up tonight sometime. All this computer work is getting in the way of my sightseeing! I haven’t done all that much since I got back from the Milford Track. Mostly resting. I spent the first two days recovering in Te Anau. Sitting at the Sandfly Cafe, nursing my sore calves and shoulders. Then spent one more night at Bob and Maxines before heading to Dunedin. Despite my desire to stay in one …

Milford Track – Day 2 – April 2, 2009 – Clinton Hut to Mintaro Hut – 16.5km (10.25 miles)

I was probably one of the first people to leave the Clinton Hut. I forgot to bring along my travel clock, which turned out to be a blessing. It was much better not to be constantly checking the time. Though I might’ve spent more time on the track this day if I had realized how early I was going to arrive at the next hut. I think I left around 8am. Because the mountains are so high all around, the sunlight doesn’t reach us until late in the morning. There was still a dusky darkness on the track as I …

The Milford Track – Day 1 – April 1st, 2009 – Glade Wharf to Clinton Hut – 5km (3 miles)

At around 12:15pm, I walked over to the Te Anau DOC center and pickup point to be taken to the beginning of the track, first stopping by the Mobil station to drop off the keys to my car which I had already parked out back. The bus was due at 1pm and I was nervous to miss it, so I got there WAY early. Outside the center I met Bill, a Californian with short grey hair and whiskers. A wiry and fit-looking man probably in his late forties, early fifties? He was walking the track with his friend Sam, who …