Tag Archives: adventure

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

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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

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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

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South Island (+ Bluebridge) pics

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

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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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