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Day 140 & 141 Heavy Rain Warning delays

Thursday 27 & Friday 28 February


Weather: heavy rain and gales

Denise was picked up by the shuttle mid morning yesterday and as there was a heavy rain watch for today, which changed to warning, I have stayed put. More river crossings in the next section that will be flooding right now. This is what the forecast said: 200 to 350mm rain about the main divide, peak rates 15 to 25mm/hour.

The rain arriving at dawn this morning

Sunset yesterday

I am in my room listening to the torrential rain and wind blowing so hard the building is shaking. I so hope it stops soon. I'm already stir crazy.

I have spent my time learning to transfer my photos to my phone which let's me blog without the computer. Unfortunately the quality reduces significantly, so I will swap out for the better resolution photos next time I have the computer.

I have done some extra planning for side trips at Lake Tekapo and it looks promising for a two day guided trek of alpine rock and glacier climbing and snow walking at Aoraki/Mt Cook. Very excited.

Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

Here's hoping the weather improves tomorrow.

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Hi! I'm Kay Chapman, a first time long distance trail hiker, first time blogger, keen tramper, business owner , mother of 20 year old Chontelle, wife of Dave and pretend boss  of Lottie our West Highland Terrier. (Lottie knows she is really the boss of us all). 


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