DPF away

March 14th, 2014 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

Light blogging until probably Thursday as I am on the Milford Track from Saturday to Wednesday. Never done it before so looking forward to it, despite that pesky cyclone turning up at the same time! The third of the nine great walks.

Jadis may do the odd guest post, and I may get  few posts done on Saturday before we head out Рbut basically offline from Sat am to Wed am.

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21 Responses to “DPF away”

  1. Ed Snack (1,926 comments) says:

    You’re gunna get wet ! Watch that 3rd day, the climb up’s OK, but the trip down is a leg-killer. But at your fitness level you’ll breeze through, it’s a lot shorter than the Heaphy even on the longest day (the last).

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  2. dime (10,100 comments) says:

    Enjoy!

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  3. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    Good luck with the weather. You’ll love the experience if it stays reasonable!

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  4. unaha-closp (1,180 comments) says:

    Met service says the tropical storm will hit Sunday then a storm from the southern oceans will arrive on Monday. You’ll be able to compare the two.

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  5. anonymouse (721 comments) says:

    You are gonna get seriously wet on Sun Arvo-Mon Lunch time as Lusi goes past and then a front swipes by.

    Take a good book/e-reader cause they may stop you walking for a day if the river levels get too high,

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  6. Sir Cullen's Sidekick (894 comments) says:

    I could take over and educate your readers why Labour’s tax and spend policies will move NZ forward….just offerin…

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  7. unaha-closp (1,180 comments) says:

    On the upside Fiordland does look its best after rain.

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  8. big bruv (14,137 comments) says:

    Time they put a road through that track then you can do it in a civilised fashion.

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  9. RRM (10,007 comments) says:

    Sounds awesome! Enjoy.

    RRM will be changing nappies, changing more nappies, and, if I’m really lucky, hanging out some nappies to dry on the line.

    Fortunately there’s money in the grocery budget for A BEER on sunday afternoon…

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  10. peterwn (3,303 comments) says:

    big bruv. There is a road – the one that goes through the Homer Tunnel.

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  11. Huevon (223 comments) says:

    Milford Track is awesome. Enjoy!

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  12. lazza (382 comments) says:

    Kick Ass Slim-ave.

    Hope you are out of range.

    Coz If I hear the words “Cunliffe” and “Vision” in the same breath again … I promiseI will hit the cat/ bottle/skids/ … but NOT of cousrse /”the Little lady” … (aint got one).

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  13. noskire (842 comments) says:

    David, if you get a chance check out Ming Garden in Te Anau – easily the best Chinese restaurant in the South Island. Depends if you’re doing the guided or freedom walk though.

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  14. kiwi in america (2,508 comments) says:

    After the New York marathon it’ll seem like a cakewalk – a wet one from the sound of it. Have a great time!

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  15. double d (225 comments) says:

    RRM – reformed reprobate maybe? You are growing on me and enjoy the beer!!
    Left is naff!

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  16. tedbear (149 comments) says:

    A fantastic walk David. I did it when I was about 20 with a mate.
    Also worth a mention is we did it as freedom walkers, much better for many than the THC organised trip.
    Enjoy!
    Truly the finest walk in the world!

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  17. lolitasbrother (747 comments) says:

    Excellent Farrar, I see you keep coming back down to the mainland for your walks.

    I take a punt and say Sunday will be OK for you

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  18. Ed Snack (1,926 comments) says:

    I agree with Noskire, Ming Garden is pretty good, when we went it was full of Chinese which is usually a reasonable recommendation as to authenticity.

    Are you doing it as independent walkers or wussing it on a guided excursion (I guess I don’t need to ask, you’ll be independent) ! Oh, and BTW, take at least 2 different anti-sandfly preparations, they are ubiquitous at every stop, and especially at the eponymous “Sandfly Point” at the end. Big hungry bastards too.

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  19. griffith (1,111 comments) says:

    Take a life-preserver you will need it. Along with a hunting riffle for protection from the sandflys.

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  20. Johnboy (16,994 comments) says:

    Bugger the sandflys. It’s them Southern locals you need the weapons to protect against! :)

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  21. WineOh (630 comments) says:

    DPF we reserve the right to recall to you action if Cunliffe resigns or major scandal.

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