Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Demons of Being Positive

I’m never truly alone when I’m walking Te Araroa. Just like a dark storm-cloud looming on the horizon, there is a topic which I do my best to pretend does not exist. Money. Deciding to embark on this adventure was … Continue reading

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‘Missing’ segment complete: Whangarei to Auckland

The first big question? How to get across the Whangarei harbour-mouth to Marsden Point. Almost had a boat-ride organised before leaving Gay’s place, but it didn’t eventuate. Walked through the drizzle to McLeod Bay where the generous Kerry at The … Continue reading

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Russell to Whangarei pics

I realise it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here – I’ve been busy walking! So here are a couple of pics from the Russell to Whangarei leg… “Charming cottage with huge potential” Who wants a beachside, private holiday … Continue reading

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Limited edition books disappearing

The Dominion Post used my photo yesterday in an article about physical adventures/challenges as fundraising ventures. They also described me as “an Englishman” and how I was walking from Bluff northwards – all 100% incorrect. I’m not raising funds for a … Continue reading

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Paihia to Whangarei complete!

Six consecutive days walking – the longest stretch so far carrying a full load… The lovely Sherryll and Connie at Russell’s Top 10 Holiday Park welcomed me back and squeezed me in to their very popular campground for the night. … Continue reading

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Warming up in Waitakere

Getting back to Auckland after Jamboree I’ve taken a couple of days to catch my breath, do some laundry and sort through my gear, before heading north to complete the ‘missed’ Paihia-to-Auckland leg of Te Araroa. So that my legs … Continue reading

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Jamboree pics: a fun adventure

The five days I spent at the 19th NZ Jamboree were stunning. Highlights included: Being welcomed by a vocal bunch of Scouts at the main gate as I completed my Auckland-to-Hamilton stretch of Te Araroa, and being whisked to Fuse … Continue reading

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Jamboree reached: Auckland to Hamilton complete!

Happy New Year everyone! It’s been a busy couple of days… here are the highlights: The physio was relatively happy with my shoes, Formthotics (thanks Podamo!) and walking style. She gave my shin some more ultrasound and ordered me to walk … Continue reading

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