I slept well after the long day yesterday. It was an easy downhill walk to Puketi Forest Hut although my blisters seemed to have grown during the night which made for slow hiking.
I stopped by a Kauri Reserve. It was well worth seeing the ancient green world of huge trees and rare birds. The pathway through the forest is created by huge Kauri trees and the fringing of colourful ferns along its edge kept luring me in.
I spent about an hour there just enjoying the amazing family of trees.
When I got to Puketi Forest Hut I was the only one there for while. Then later on a couple (David and Nancy) joined me and we made a camp fire. They had a laptop and we watched True Grit by the fire during a light rain shower.