After yesterday’s tide mishap, today I’m playing it safe. I didn’t feel like getting up super early in the morning to catch the early low tide, so I slept in, got some breakfast and coffee, and now I’m just sitting here reading and waiting for 2pm to roll around so I can get started. Odds are I’m still going to have to wait for the tide to go out more, but at least it’ll be on the way out, and I can get some of the day’s mileage in before getting to the beach.
Sadly, it’s raining. Off and on, but when it’s on it’s on like Donkey Kong.
Today is also a short day, so that helps. About 15km total, so half of what I’ve done each day so far. And the first soft surface (soft sand doesn’t count) section of the trail if I’m seeing things correctly! Plus I’ll be departing from sea level and won’t be back for 2 months! I believe Havelock is the next time I’ll be at sea level. So I’ll probably take my shoes off, dip my feet one last time, and head off into the distance.
Spirits are high, I’m itching to get moving, wishing the high tide wasn’t so inconveniently timed today!