About 40 minutes from the centre of Hamilton the heavens opened and I swear the ducks on the river looked like they were at risk of drowning! It was the 31st of December and I had things to buy maps to print so I had a short but manic afternoon. Went for a lovely Thai green curry with Kalei who I met at the hostel and that was my New Years eve.
This morning 1st of January I awoke to more pouring rain. So instead of walking on I opted for a rest day. Some roads on the North Island are closed due to flooding. During the next few days I should be crossing streams – but it will be impossible if the rain persists. Come rain or shine I will set off tomorrow.