12 Jan. Today I finish the Queen Charlotte Track and transition to start the Richmond Range section. The track follows a road between Anakiwa and Pelorus Bridge. Roads are for vehicles so I wanted to avoid walking roads and booked a 11:25 shuttle into Havelock for resupplies.
That meant and early start, up at 05:30 breakfast, pack tent, and off at 06:45. Only 13.5 km with 200m climb and arrived well early at Anakiwa at 09:45.
Managed to get Internet in Havelock, so uploading now. The Havelock Four Square has a good selection of tramping food, but didn’t need much! Got a luxury tube of sweet condensed milk. 😊Next 8 days will probably be out of comms. Mostly staying in DOC huts.
Helen, who runs the Link Bus shuttle, offered to wait while I resupplied in Havelock and then take me on to Pelorus Bridge. Very kind and great value at $25.