I'd been waiting for him there.
It wasn't any hardship, it's a place where The Flying Tortoise chooses to spend a lot of time. And why not.
Brando arrived with his dad Todd who'd taken a few days off from work to continue the wonderful bonding that this father and son enjoy.
Brando has now walked over 8,300 kilometers on his epic journey to become the first person to walk the entire New Zealand coastline.
He hasn't got far to go now and will be spending a lot of time in the coming days pondering on just what he's going to do next.
He's due to complete his historic journey where he started in February 2013 at Cape Reinga, on August twenty three.
The Flying Tortoise will delight in being there to congratulate him...