Day 71. When I finally got walking, I had no end of trouble with my body getting back into it... Maybe a week off was too long? Southlanders have been really awesome-Tom and Roz stopped to chat and give me food, I could tell they were cool cos they drive a Subaru fozzie :-). A random lady stopped to chat in Invercargill, and it was refreshing to see that there are some Kiwis who know about the TAT! I even had a nice young lady cheer me on from her car as I was walking in to Oreti. Friendly bunch around here.
There were a few stealth camping options, but I chose to use the Beach Road campground. My hammock attracted some attention from the residents of the campground! There is a very nice restaurant/bar next door which I had to check out... Being a Sunday it was packed with families. I ate dinner outside and was surrounded by kids running around and hollering... It wasn't exactly a contemplative atmosphere but I enjoyed the energy! I feel tired and a bit sore after today.. About 39 km, mostly on the road! Some nice scenery though.
Day 72. Still feeling sore from yesterday, but I have miles to get under my belt- on the way to Riverton today. Improvised shelter, anyone?