Intrepid journeying

By Gerard Hindmarsh In Travel

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3rd January, 2013
Foreigners, nothing but foreigners, I was warned before setting off on the Milford Track. But my partner and I shared Department of Conservation huts for three nights with no one else but 40 Rotarians in one block booking. Totally organised, with meal plans and catering packs, they carried an army-load of sliced salami, grated cheese and coleslaw, which got divvied up again every morning. Come the day, the crowds didn’t seem half bad, the one-way track meaning you didn’t meet anyone again until about lunchtime or at the next hut that night. We tie our shoelaces carefully; our biggest worry ...

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