Day 5 Tokirima Soldiers Memorial Hall and lunch stop
My lunch stop on day 5.
The first few hours of day up to here (around 35kms) were relatively tough at times, but certainly very doable. Today was broken up in to two 45kms sections - basically a straight line from Taumarunui for 45kms to Ohura Road where I'd make a hard left hand turn, then another 45kms to Whangamomona.
I was starting to think if the second 45km session of the day was as tough as the first, it was going to be a long tough day, possibly requiring pitching my tent before Whangamomona, but I was ready for this.
As it turned out the second 45km section was quite easy going really, although it had it's fair share of hills, but they weren't too bad - longish but not really steep.
Little did I know, just 3 or 4 kilometres after my lunch stop I had another decent hill to climb - all good fun!