After walking back from Port Craig I stayed the night in Invercargill and then headed for Bluff the next morning.

The arrival at Bluff was underwhelming. It had been my goal for months but by the time I got there I just wanted it to be done with.

Still, I was there. Not a through hiker, I had given up on being a TA hiker somewhere along the line, but Tanes Inspection Tour (T.I.T.) of New Zealand was coming to an end and the adjustment back to normal life would have to begin.

But not this day.

There was a couple of other things I wanted to do. One of which was go to Cascade Valley at the bottom of the West Coast so I hopped in the car and drove……