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 joking and soon let them know that swimming and me get along like Charlie Sheen and his producer.
So when I reached Wellington this week, I was faced with coming up with a real answer – how indeed was I going to cross the puddle? I can’t recall who suggested the final answer, but I don’t think it was my brainwave. Let’s ‘walk’ across! So the logistics began to form…
So what’s the plan?
This coming Monday I’m going to board the 1pm Bluebridge sailing to Picton. I will be walking on a treadmill during (hopefully) the entire trip. How many kilometres will I add to my already-over-1500km total? I’m not actually sure.
My main hope is that it’s a smooth crossing. I’m usually pretty good on board a boat, but I’ve never been walking a treadmill on one before! This is certainly Adventure Plus!
Wish me luck…