The time came to leave the comfort of the Feijoa farm, and with my complete inability to make a decision about anything, I decided to get a ride to back to Christchurch with Elza, a lovely girl from Latvia. I wasn’t that enamoured with Christchurch the first time I went there, after the big earthquake […]Read more "You can’t start the next chapter if you keep re-reading the last one. "
Before I started walking I wasn’t really familiar with podcasts, and I didn’t like listening to anything, preferring to absorb my surrounding and the sounds of nature. But some days are long and tiring and it can be nice to have a bit of a distraction. I rarely listen to music because I have so […]Read more "My Top Adventuring Podcasts"
1. Immerse yourself in Nepalese culture. Nepal may be one of the poorest countries in the world but it’s one of the richest when it comes to history and culture. Before, or after, a trip to the mountains take some time to explore Kathmandu, or take a visit to Bhaktapur – you will feel like […]Read more "10 reasons why you should take a trip to the Himalayas "
April 11th 2017 Invercargill – Bluff 21.1 miles Total distance: 1876.6 miles. I had trouble sleeping last night. I had that feeling you get, of nervous excitement, like a kid before Christmas. I think I went through all the emotions, including briefly getting sucked into the post adventure blues before the adventure was even over! […]Read more "Te Araroa day 130 – and just like that, it’s the end"
December 16th 2016 Nikau bay nature escape – Tidesong B&B 18.1 miles Total distance: 229.3 miles For such a nice place we got a terrible nights sleep. Between us going to bed very late, the mosquitos buzzing around incessantly and Martin snoring incessantly we were awake a lot of the time. The mosquitos were terrible […]Read more "Te Araroa day 14 – quite a lot of road walking"
Check out part 1 here. Catwater, 62 — Alaska USA Why? Crap,the hardest question of all, why? I wanted to tour the West by foot I guess, and all I had to do was walk everyday on a well established route, easy! Life after adventure? Hikers will tell you that the hike “changed” them. But […]Read more "How to deal with the post adventure blues. Part 2. "
I was in two minds about publishing my last post about life after adventure, it’s quite scary to put yourself ‘out there’ and lay yourself emotionally bare. What if people thought I was being ridiculous? Well, it turns out I didn’t need to worry as — to my amazement — it has quickly become my […]Read more "How to deal with the post adventure blues. Part 1. "