It was obvious that the weather was on the change and I really really wanted to walk across the next big river, the Rangitata. So I was pushing hard and in the hope that we would be able to get across before the rain I feared made it dangerous.
On our final approach to the river the sky was heavy. Everyone was in a bad mood, mostly thanks to me and having walked 42kms we we walked across the river bed only to decide that it was too risky. The wind was up and a storm was brewing. We returned to the bank to camp and made a temporary repair on Madeleine's tent.
In the morning the mountains were beautiful with a dusting of snow.
It was in fact a fun day, getting lifts from lots of really nice and interesting people. We also hit a couple of places of civilisation where we were able to buy some non dried food to eat!! By the evening we were back on trail..