We're off to the airport in a few minutes, for a 2pm flight to Queenstown for Mark Schroeder and me, and to Auckland for Jill Schroeder. Heather is the chauffeuse.
I hopped on the bathroom scales with my pack on - 15kg, which is about as good as I'd expected to do. Even so, it feels darned heavy! The good things are that it contains clothing that I'll be wearing tomorrow, and food which we will consume. Not to mention the small plastic bottle of Famous Grouse, for use as a liniment of course.
Off we go, into a Fiordland downpour for the first half of the walk by the looks of things. I'll report on Sunday night or Monday.