• Hannele & Folkers

Day 29 —35 | 800km Auckland to Hamilton

As much as we enjoyed our little break in the city of sales, Auckland, we felt surprisingly relieved to get out of the busy city life and be back on the trail again. After all, one of the reasons to step onto TA was to be away from “civilization”. It took us quite a few kilometres to be out of the city, and the road walking was to some extent dangerous with all the heavy traffic. Once we were in the forest again, we could see on top of the hill the skyline of the city behind us and greet Auckland one last time before disappearing into the wild. The pine forest was lovely and soft to tramp. The pine forests have this particular enjoyable odor that often reminds of Finnish forests.