Starting on the beach on the way to the Santos Forest you can see the pillar in the distance that is Wanganui Airport, you don't go that far down the beach in fact the place that you do turn is very miss able. Markers are nearly covered by sand dunes, attempts have been made to move logs around for us it was the foot prints in the sand that gave it away, they made for a second inspection and we were able to see the Te Araroa marker heading into the forest. Headed into the Santos Forest for a stoney road walk then out into a cut pine forest that had sweet smelling blooms for kms. Then it's another 10km on road to Bulls. We were all very tired and our feet are a bit worse for wear and Chris has tooth ache again doh.