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Tag Archives: adventure
Week by week – but new adventure looming?
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged adventure, great walker, Te Araroa 1 Comment
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
Posted in Questions Tagged adventure, decision, earthquake 2 Comments
Limited edition copies almost gone
Personally signed and numbered, limited edition copies of my in-progress book are still available. However there’s just 24 left! It won’t simply be a re-hash of the blog posts I’ve put up. It will be a warts-and-all-and-blisters-too account of the … Continue reading
Adventure on hold
The decision has been made – I’m hanging up my walking shoes. It’s been a fascinating (which is a euphemism for: emotional, crappy, euphoric, tumultuous, frustrating) process of recuperation. Being on the sidelines waiting for my shin to recover has … Continue reading
Posted in Te Araroa Tagged adventure, decision, Te Araroa 11 Comments
Pictures that make me smile
Our planet is bursting with beautiful, memorable sights…
Posted in Te Araroa Tagged adventure, photos, Te Araroa 3 Comments
Intense rest is pretty intense
For a week I’ve been sporting this stylish ‘moonboot’ to restrict the flex in my right ankle and help me with “intense rest”. Doctor Mel at SportsMed, though impressed at how fast the severe swelling has gone down, has ordered … Continue reading
Posted in Health Tagged adventure, physical, Te Araroa 4 Comments
The doctor gets tough
If only my shin was as gorgeous as the Pudding Hill morning… instead I knew it needed rest so an SOS to Claire in Ashburton soon had me gorging myself on home baking and teaching Jonathon (Scout) and Jack (Cub) … Continue reading
Posted in Health Tagged adventure, physio, Te Araroa 4 Comments
Why I love my sponsors
I’ve been asked several times along my journey whether I managed to secure any sponsorship. Whilst I was unable to find a “here’s a tonne of cash” benefactor (and hence very appreciative of everyone who has pre-bought my book to … Continue reading
Posted in Sponsors Tagged adventure, Te Araroa, walking 4 Comments
Crossed the Rakaia without getting wet!
After a hectic afternoon in Arthur’s Pass setting up an Indiegogo campaign to (fingers crossed!) garner some further donations to fill the I-need-to-eat-more fund, I beetled my way past Klondyke Corner to Bealey, arriving at the ever-so-cute Bealey Hut in … Continue reading
Posted in Te Araroa Tagged adventure, Te Araroa, weather 4 Comments
Crampons and ice-axe, anyone?
So much has happened since I last was able to post an update… here are the highlights: Got a ride to Christchurch with Nicky from Blenheim. Attended the Queen’s Scout Award presentation with the Governor General and a dozen very … Continue reading
Posted in Te Araroa Tagged adventure, Te Araroa, weather 6 Comments