TA day III

Maunganui Bluff to Hukatere campsite

In walking the beach you are slaves to the tides, and like yesterday, today’s mid-morning tide dictated a prompt start (i. e. no tea with breakfast) and a two hour coffee break in the sand dunes waiting for the high tide to abate. The early start did permit photo ops, such as the wild horses out for a pre-sunrise stroll.

The day was rather gruelling, as after switching from boots to sandals I was forced to switch back in the trade off of competing blisters. The one on my heel was sacrificed to benefit the one on the ball of my foot. With blisters, size matters.

Wear and tear after 60km of beach walking

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