Queenstown – Preparing for the home stretch
Gordon flew into Queenstown three days ago. We’ve been busy! Planning the remaining hiking days was complicated and took longer than expected. We printed the strip maps out from the Te Araroa website which look great and have the route marked including kilometer dots but the maps lack a lot of other information such as hut locations, streams, road names and other tracks etc.
So now we plan to carry three different types of maps. We thought this would be a good idea since the trail notes warn of sparsely marked trails ahead.
Last night we went out for a quick bite to eat. We were looking forward to revisiting “Little India” – our favourite Indian restaurant here in Queenstown. We got there only to find that during the months I’ve been hiking, the restaurant underwent a change of management. Things change fast around here or is it that I just hike too slowly? At least our favourite cafe is still here. Whilst typing this post we have enjoyed a delicious club sandwich.
We have also been enjoying the cool fresh mountain air from our balcony which overlooks Ben Lomond Mountain. We would love to enjoy the view more than we have been able to. There’s still a lot to do in a short amount of time before we start hiking again. Better get this post off before making another trip to the supermarket for last-minute items.