Well, its Christmas Eve and things are pretty much ready to go. I've spent the day packing my first two weeks worth of gear into my trusty old Torre, and charged around town doing last minute errands and jobs.
I picked up my mountain radio just in the nick of time, as Martin and Fiona Balch were just about to head up to Auckland for a holiday! That could have been a tad embarrassing!My pack is filled to overflowing, but the weight doesn't seem too bad. I'm wondering if I've overdone it with the food, but only time will tell.
I leave Dunedin early on 27 December, and should be in Collingwood a bit earlier than I originally thought, so I may be starting on the 29th or 30th of December instead of the 31st.
Wish me luck!