An early ride from James at Tui Base Camp had us back on the trail at 7.30am. We passed through Island Bush and on to Woodlaw Forest. The steep ascent is rewarded by beautiful moss covered trees and gorgeous ferns. The steep descent was rewarded by no knee pain! Sustained by Danny’s pita bread with hard boiled egg and lettuce and a couple of mini Milky Bars. We are now at the shearers’ quarters on Birchwood Station. Leek and asparagus risotto tonight, followed by chia seed pudding.