Big day

My biggest day so far today at just over 38km. I’m doing what is known on the Bib and double hutting it and in most cases skipping every second hut. I won’t do this all the way through; in most cases I will do at least 1.5 huts at a time which means I will be camping on some occasions. I must admit I expected to be using the tent more often but so far have I’ve had the shelters to myself and am sleeping in exactly the same spot at each hut.

So far I have only come across one southbound hiker and that was in Denmark. I know there are more people on the trail and I expect to see them in the next couple of weeks. I did however come across my first overnight hikers at Peacful Bay today and they left the Rame Head Hut in very good condition, thank you very much.

Today I did the canoe crosssing at Irwin’s Inlet which was simpler than it looked. My trip over was a matter of paddle on the right, drift, repeat, and let the incoming tide and wind do the rest. The hardest part was getting the canoe into the shed on the top rack. A small person would struggle.

I passed through Peacful Bay today and had an ice cream (not a Weiss Bar unfortunately) and a chocolate milk (big mistake). I know that chocolate milk gives me an upset stomach when I exercise so I won’t do that again.

Arrived at Rame Head shelter at just on 6:00pm after a 10 hour and 40 minute day. This is the latest I will go to bed this trip while out on the trail. Tomorrow I plan on going to Franklin River shelter which is around 30km and this will leave me around 20km from Warpole to do the next next day.

Previous post

My biggest day so far today at just over 38km. I’m doing what is known on the Bib and double hutting it and in most cases skipping every second hut. I won’t do this all the way through; in most cases I will do at least 1.5 huts at a time which means I will be […]