Sep 4 day 4 free camp to Ahipara YHA 13 km 8:45-11:15
Woke up to roosters, and a cool but bright morning. Had coffee in the kitchen before setting off for a short morning stroll and the last of the beach hiking. Became cloudy and started to rain just was I arrived, got bunk room at the hostel, washed clothes, ate at the fish and chip shop (only food in town), resupplied, and spent afternoon next to fire in the main hostel room. Damp but satisfying day– glad to be out of the weather for an afternoon and evening.