Feb 1, 2012

Distance today = 46.94 km; Total distance = 1621.16 km; Location = about 3 km west of Tauriko –  37 45.812′ S, 176 04.080′ E; Start time = 0857, Finish time = 1532


Had a very hilly day. The total ascent and descent was quite high, but it was really the steepness of some of these hills which made it a difficult day.

I made my way to Tauranga, at which point I turned left and am now heading toward my New Zealand finishing point in Auckland, by way of Hamilton. I am expecting to conclude the NZ leg within a week.

Tonight we are staying with Scott in Tauranga. He has arranged a BBQ with his cross-country team at his school. I will sign off now so I can mingle with the runners, and will update you on the evening in tomorrow’s blog.

PS Thanks to Tony (Obe) Stubbin for locating my lost blog from Jan 29 in amongst the Google ether. It pays to know people in high places.