They must have left early because at 10.18am I got a message saying “At Ongarue having snack before heading to Taumaranui.” Well when we did the Timber trail, I took a day to do those 40kms!
Jill’s mum and dad who live in Taumaranui met them in Ongarue and said ” the guys are looking great, spirits are high, we wish them a safe journey”
They were in Taumaranui for lunch then at 1.13pm they were leaving for Whakahoro. What a huge day – I think they got into Whakahoro at about 8pm.
No reception there, so no contact. Mike is about a day ahead and said that “the climb out of Whakahoro was a mission”. I’ve just looked on the tracker and Geoff’s going 4.23 kms/hour. He’s at 279 metres and the hill is 618.6 metres. Then it’s predominately down hill to the bridge to nowhere and the jet boat.
But he has gone 978kms so far. Nearly a third of the way!!!!!