9 Jan. With WiFi and beer available I am writing this from Furneaux Lodge at 16:30 having started at Ship Cove at 09:30 this morning. Managed to get the 08:00 water taxi from Picton. I still have about another 5km to go to the Madsen campsite. The days total will be around 25km with 500 m of climb.
My starting weights were a 70kg body weight with 21kg total pack weight. I felt it all on the climbs😊. This journey is also about connecting with people and I have met two TA walkers on today’s leg and also John and Karen on holiday from Beaconsfield/Leeds. I have spent much of the day walking with them, talking, and sharing a beer. Like minds😊. I did try to get them to continue with me on the TA trail, rather than get their water taxi back to Picton from Furneaux, but they spotted that rouse😊.
Boots and body holding up and weather is ideal. Fantastic vistas of sky, bush, and water. Life is great here, but not the Furneaux Lodge WiFi as it doesn’t have the capacity to send this post. Maybe I will be able to post it tomorrow when I am on the ridges.