Epilogue Well, it’s been 4 weeks since I finished 9 months of hiking and I’m still trying to make sense of it all. The last few weeks have been quite a rollercoaster ride! I was completely ready to stop walking, but now – predictably – I really miss it. I miss the simplicity of that […]Read more "Heartache and happiness – life after adventure, part 2"
April 10th 2017 Riverton – invercargill 19.6 miles Total distance: 1855.5 miles We were treated this morning to breakfast cooked by Rebecca, who is an excellent chef, and even cooked our eggs to our request! I feel like I’ve had more healthy food in the last 12 hours than my body knows what to do […]Read more "Te Araroa day 129 – beach walking to Invercargill "
April 9th 2017 campsite amongst machinery – Riverton 22.2 miles Total distance: 1835.9 miles It was a nice warm night in our tiny tent site by the old machinery. We went to bed so early and we were asleep quickly so we woke up early. Colin and Sandy were awake at 6am and they were […]Read more "Te Araroa day 128 – Riverton "
April 8th 2017 campsite – campsite amongst machinery 16.6 miles Total distance: 1813.7 miles I went to sleep to the sound of the Deer moaning in the distance, it was pretty cold and I was prepared for a very cold night. I woke up at 4 and lay awake until 5 when I finally decided […]Read more "Te Araroa day 127 – back in the mud"
April 7th 2017 woodlaw forest – campsite 12.2 miles Total distance: 1797.1 miles It was a lot warmer than expected last night, and apart from some cracking of branches in the forest the night went without incident and I got a good 9 hours sleep in. We managed to get going a little earlier today […]Read more "Te Araroa day 126 – Otautau"
April 6th 2017 Telford campsite – woodlaw forest 21.7 miles Total distance: 1784.9 miles I was woken up by mouse activity in the night. I could hear it climbing over my bag with its scratchy little mouse claws. I could have ignored it, I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t have chewed through anything but the noise […]Read more "Te Araroa day 125 – all of the weather "
April 5th 2017 Aparima hut – Telford campsite 13 miles Total distance: 1763.2 miles There was a bit of mice activity in the night but the only thing you can do is ignore it and hope they don’t chew through any of your stuff. It sounded to me like they were mostly rummaging in the […]Read more "Te Araroa day 124 – unexpected elevation "