Daily distance: 38.4km / 23.9mi
Weather: 15 degrees, overcast – then blazing sun – then lashing down! 8 mph northerlies
Dove Step 3 bird list: 100 species
Best birds: Black and Egyptian Vulture
Cumulative Dove Step 3 distance: 375.4miles
Brief update as busy one. Miles went well with an unexpected river crossing! Luckily there was a local on-hand to guide me across the most sensible part and the water was clear enough to go barefoot.
Most importantly; Mal is here! The trip is once again supported! This is a huge weight of my back – literally and also mentally. Knowledge that Mal can retrieve items from off-trail and also meet in the case of an emergency is a huge lift. It’s wonderful having a good friend along again too.
Fuller update tomorrow. Time for pro sleep as big miles await…