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Tag Archives: Te Araroa
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
Harewood School are MyAdventurePlus-ed
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
Te Araroa is opened
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
Posted in Events Tagged kilometres, Te Araroa, walking 1 Comment
Happy Te Araroa anniversary to me!
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
26 earthquakes + 100 posts
OK Christchurch, it’s time we smiled. To laugh in the face of this tough time (did you realise we’ve had 26 quakes 5.0 magnitude or higher since 4 September?), to celebrate this 100th MyAdventurePlus blog post and mark my return … Continue reading
Posted in Events Tagged events, speaking, Te Araroa Leave a comment
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
I miss the Trail
Wake. Toilet. Eat. Pack. Walk. For 88 days this was my morning routine. Simple, huh? Sure there were other things to think about, like the weather and the route and my aching body and my gear and the cashflow and … Continue reading
Posted in Te Araroa Tagged decision, fascination, Te Araroa Leave a comment
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
Feet stop, mind races: help please!
Today is Day 16 not-walking. Well, I’m not bed-ridden but wearing a moonboot kills any chance of hiking 30km today. Or tomorrow. Dr Mel is quietly happy with my progress. She gave me some big words to describe my shin: … Continue reading
Posted in Health Tagged decision, physical, Te Araroa 15 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