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If you are given the choice between walking for 2,300km or writing a book, make sure you go for a walk! Writing books is much more difficult… That said, I’ve done it! A couple of months ago I took delivery … Continue reading
It’s coming up two years since I set off from Cape Reinga to see whether I could walk to Bluff via Te Araroa – New Zealand’s national walkway. Back then I had lots to say, so blog posts were frequent. … Continue reading
The tag-line for Harewood School is ‘Our pathway to learning’. Today I shared with Room 7 and 8 students my learnings from ‘the long pathway’: Te Araroa. There’s nothing quite like the buzz of speaking with a big bunch of … Continue reading
Imagine coming up with a plan you think will take five years to turn into reality, only to have it drag out for 17 years. That’s what happened with Geoff Chapple’s vision to create a walking trail that stretches the … Continue reading
Twelve months ago today this view was my reward for a day of walking along Ninety Mile Beach: my first full day on Te Araroa. Because the memory is so strong it seems like yesterday I was patching my blisters … Continue reading
I walked through some of Christchurch’s devastated centre today, around the edge of the Red Zone. The sun was shining; a beautiful ‘traditional’ Canterbury winter’s day. Barely a puff of wind. Barely anyone around. Lots of silence. Some buildings appeared untouched. … Continue reading