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The book is complete!

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

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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

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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

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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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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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One island down – one to go

From Pukerua Bay (thanks Rachel!) the day was filled with big hills (Colonial Knob and Mount Kaukau), gales, bits of rain and a young couple late-returning from an orienteering event in the forest. The views were stunning, the strong winds … Continue reading

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Windy, and not even to Wellington yet!

A whirl-wind week of walking (how’s that for alliteration?) has seen me chew through some serious kilometres. From Turakina Beach I was ambushed in the forest by a herd of noisy Marton Scouts on bicycles. They escorted me – well, they … Continue reading

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