One of the highlights of our trip so far is the people we have met, that have changed our journey, through their kindness, shared humour, life stories and hospitality. Many times things have happened totally unexpectedly but with perfect timing. I have loved these moments. Murray and your wonderful family, thanks so much for the gas canister, perfect for our optimus stove and the ride back from the supermarket, which was not just around the corner. To the loverly sassy ladies and co from Perth, you totally saved our sanity after a very rough night of rain, rain and more rain, with heavy packs and grumpy minds to take us on to Whananaki, to one of the best camp sites we have encountered so far. The timing and the cookie time cookies were fab not to mention the company being great, thanks for sharing a day of your New Zealand holiday with us. Thank you Ros and Hugh from Tidesong, who couldn't go out of their way enough to make our stay with them comfortable and a delight to experience. Your home sits on a beautiful picturesk spot, on the estaury, the home cooked meals, your stories and knowledge from the trail, and the boat ride over the estaury..... all amazing. To the young lady who is selling her van on trademe, thank you also.