|The Needle, the high point of the Cross Island walk|
|Dave on the uphill section|
After resting for the afternoon it was still swollen and tender, but I was able to walk on it carefully. Just as well, because we were booked for the Sunday barbecue at the Yellow Hibiscus restaurant on the south coast - it was really great, with friendly staff (I was called "Pops" by one waitress!), and a superb buffet of salads and other dishes.
So it looks like I'm in for several days of lying around reading (Rumpole Omnibus), watching videos (a huge collection of UK dramas and TV series), and taking Panadols. Ho hum. I think after another day or two I should be OK to return to the daily snorkelling expedition, though.
David and Brenda return to NZ tomorrow, then Phil and Wendy return home in the weekend. We have a few more days with them before leaving on Tuesday 18th, arriving on Wednesday 19th after crossing the Date Line. Hopefully I'll be walking well enough by then to get through the airport hassles.