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Tag Archives: walking
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
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
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
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
Posted in Te Araroa Tagged adventure, Te Araroa, walking 8 Comments
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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Wandering on from Wanganui
It’s been great spending a couple of days in Wanganui. Standing ovation to Dianne (Scout name: Ruru) and Bill (Karu) for their outstanding hospitality and hot shower – makes it very hard to leave 😉 When I first came in … Continue reading
Posted in Te Araroa Tagged beach, Te Araroa, walking 2 Comments
Man versus Mountain and River
A detour from Te Araroa’s suggested path saw me continue ‘around the mountain’ from Whakapapa Village to Mangaturuturu Hut. This was a big day – probably in the Top 5 most physically strenuous days I’ve had. As far as walking … Continue reading
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A wrong makes two rights
It was with a resigned air I left my fabulous ‘holiday’ accommodation and stood at the trig overlooking Te Kuiti. Within a short space of time I was sitting in the Waitomo News offices, being asked by Todd all about … Continue reading
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