Monthly Archives: March 2011

South Island (+ Bluebridge) pics

Thought you might like to see some of the country I’ve been walking and people I’ve been meeting…   Advertisements

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I’m still alive!

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Amazing how flat a map is when it’s spread out on the floor of a warm and comfortable lounge. Gives an impression that a proposed route will be a stroll through … Continue reading

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My head hurts

For two reasons… but firstly, an update: After leaving the fabulous ‘kept me dry and warm’ Trail Angels called Chris and Sharon I walked up (and down) a very steep hill – with fabulous views – to Havelock. I now … Continue reading

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Queen Charlotte complete

Quick update: it’s been a whirlwind couple of days! The friendly team at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry and L.A.Fitness got me all sorted across the water. I walked the treadmill the entire sailing, much to the amusement of many of … Continue reading

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Before and after pics: shoes

It was by accident I started this adventure with shoes strongly recommended by other long-distance trekkers: Merrell Moab Ventilators. I’d already had them about a year. They were comfy and grippy and light. I’d got them cheap from an outdoor … Continue reading

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Walking on water

Whenever a Scout or student has asked how am I going to get from Wellington to the South Island, I put on a serious face (you may find that in itself hard to believe) and say “Swim!”. Of course, I’m … Continue reading

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One island down – one to go

From Pukerua Bay (thanks Rachel!) the day was filled with big hills (Colonial Knob and Mount Kaukau), gales, bits of rain and a young couple late-returning from an orienteering event in the forest. The views were stunning, the strong winds … Continue reading

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