An incredibly slow and long walk into Kerikeri where I finally arrived at Woodlands Motel. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay here. The owners Tony and Wendi really looked after me well. One night I returned from a long walk and Wendi had dinner all ready and waiting for me. How is that for hospitality! The motel is surrounded by tall trees of all sorts (some Redwoods too!) and there are some really great short trails through the forests and along the river.
I spent some time walking to some of the attractions which included the famous Stone Store and Rainbow Falls. My blisters enjoyed the few days recovery. I made a few trips into town and had a massage too. I bought some Compeed plasters for my heels and they worked wonders. Thanks Dave and Clare for the tip on this one! I’ll be able to hike out of here a lot sooner with these plasters on my heels than without them.