TA day 13 Paihia to Punaruku

34 km (17 of them with Kayak rental) total 281

10 hours with lots of breaks total 78h30

Something new for today! We will need some paddling. Because the trail continues in the other side of the estuary we need some new mean of travel to cross it. I choose to Kayak it and we were really lucky with the weather. After a rest day we were motivated and we paddled with lots of energy on the water. We enjoyed it very much. Then we hiked on some gravel road before hitting once again the forest. Russell Forest has also a stream walking part but this time it will be upstream. We enjoyed it a lot. At the end of the river tramp we made a break and decided to go a little further. After an up and down we got to the road and started to look for a place to pitch our tent. As we were walking and asking landowners for a place some guy stopped on the road with his car and from nowhere he offered us some nice beer. Very kind from him. We found soon after a nice place by the river to pitch and spent a good evening there.

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