Hello from Invercargill! We are at kilometer 2962, which means we are one single day and about 30 kilometers from Bluff, the southern terminus of the Te Araroa. Holy cannoli. I can’t even begin to process that we are just about done with walking the entire length of New Zealand. We will reach Bluff on Sunday, March 29 (Saturday, March 28 in the states). Yahoo!!!
In he last 200K, we walked mostly through the forest, across some farmland, on a bit of beach, with some roads thrown in.
The bird song wasn’t as prominent as it was up north, but we did spot an owl. Actually, more like the owl spotted us, as it landed right where we were eating lunch!