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Queen Charlotte Walkway


The track was really quite a joy when dry, and there were numerous picnic spots along the way. Unfortunately the shadows were getting long and we needed to press on and find acoomodation for the night.
We arrived in Portage and discovered a fully stocked shop, that even had spare mountain bike tyres! They also run a backpackers hostel, so we got rooms for the evening. We picked up milk, yogurt and OJ to supplement our porridge for the morning. We'd brought along some peanut satay noodles for dinner, and also purchased some creamed rice for dessert.
Despite the lovely clear afternoon, the skies clouded over at dusk and we saw no stars or light of any kind. John and I went out for a walk after dinner, and could barely find our way along the road.


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