The first walking day back on the trail was nice and gentle following a 4-wheel drive track. We spent the night in a hut and put our tents up to dry outside. A gust of wind came from nowhere and snapped Madeleine's tent pole. At least we had a hut to sleep in!
It didn't take long before Phil knew what wet feet were!
On the second day of the trail we followed a stream and crossed it numerous times. It was good introduction to the 'wet feet' experience of the Te Araroa.
Soon we had climbed up to a saddle where we had great views.