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A peaceful city

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

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Earthquakes: should I hit the road again?

This afternoon Christchurch was rocked by 5.5 and 6.0 magnitude earthquakes. The biggest quake I felt on Te Araroa was when I was cooking dinner, sheltered under the entrance-way of the public toilet at Lake Coleridge, out of the rain. … Continue reading

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Walking on shaky ground

Bussed to Auckland from Wanganui? Check. Spent an enjoyable evening catching up with friends and their new kittens? Check. Tried to find a replacement pair of shoes for my trek in downtown Auckland, yet felt overwhelmed by the noise and … Continue reading

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Feeling inspired

One advantage of having internet access at the moment is catching up on two of my favourite online creators… mnmlist: Leo wrote in this post “The more I focus on living, the less it seems I need.” Do you agree? … Continue reading

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What’s YOUR ‘adventure plus’?

Nearly everyone I talk with has something they long to do – a dream/goal/desire sitting in the background that if ‘everything fell into place’ they would love to complete. Up on the menu bar of this blog is a tag … Continue reading

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Big decision: should I sell the car?

With less than two weeks before I head north to start walking, I need to make a big decision… should I eliminate a chunk of my monthly expense by selling my wee black VW Polo? It’s coming up two months … Continue reading

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A decade of adventure

In a previous post I mentioned how Jean Beliveau is in New Zealand, almost at the end of his round-the-globe walk. I got to meet him last week! A last-minute invite to the Papanui Rotary Club had me enthralled as … Continue reading

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