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Well does anyone know what is is about being an adult that you revert back to childhood?
Today it was raining again, but it wasn't too bad so I decided to go out walking. I was told that the track I wanted to go on would be a muddy. I thought no worries, a little mud I can handle.
I forgot about the conversation over the last couple of days, so then I started up Garden Mound & saw the situation. Ankle deep mud. At least my socks didn't get dirty - my pants did :) So I was walking up and down sliding around in mud today. Seriously good fun.
The view from the top of the hill wasn't too good - due to poor visibility through rain. Walking back my feet were fairly sore - hoping that I'll be okay on the Routeburn.
Also I reverted back to the childhood memory of splashing in puddles. I was trying to clean my boots a bit (or that's the story I'm sticking to anyway).
Tomorrow I'll try the walk I missed yesterday before my ferry to Invercargill then bus to Riverton.
As to impressions of Stewart Island, for the price I paid getting over here I don't think that it was worth the trip. The walks were okay, but all the points of the day walks seemed to disappear when I tried to get to them.
Summit of Garden Mound didn't have many views of the bays - just about 90' view. RingaRinga point - the map said get onto the beach, but there was no way to get on the beach, but many signs saying not to go to the beach. Biggest irony - Kiwi humor I suppose - was Horseshoe bay lookout. Said turn right at road and follow the Coastal Track. I turned right at the road, and followed a short road to the... Rubbish tip....
But for all of that I enjoyed Ulva Island and jumping in mud.