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Reaching Island Bay

Thursday 2nd February 2012

The time had come for me to join Ken on another highlight of his traverse. Ken had reached Wellington and was about to complete the North Island at Island Bay – the southern point of North Island’s Te Araroa Trail. Read more

Land of the Long To Do List

Hi to those that are wondering where the bloody hell am I. I’m not one for sending group emails but it’s times like these where – it’s got to happen. Read more

Traverse Update

While the blog naturally runs behind by a few days, I’ll be adding quick November updates from my phone to this escalating post – “Traverse Update”. Read more

Mackerel Forest

What a beautiful gold sunrise over Ngunguru estuary this morning! Pity I have to walk 13km all the way round by road to get about 2 or 3 km south of where I currently am. Mary who owned the B&B offered me her small row-boat. She said I could row it over to her sons place across the estuary. I liked the idea of it.

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October Updates

Sunday 30th October:
After a few days recovery in Kerikeri, I moved on to Paihia. Back on the track, I felt pleased to be making progress, hiking through dense forests, but at the same time I knew I had some serious ground to gain. Read more

Lacking Orange

Before setting out I enjoyed the morning light
as it dried out my clothes from yesterday.
So peaceful out here. I was actually thinking where are all the other millions of people in the world? Why are they not here to enjoy this too? A couple of hours later my question would be firmly answered as I felt like throwing in the towel once I was deep into the Raetea Forest.  Read more

Feeling Alone

A strange feeling to have had the best company for a month (with my brother Gordon) and then to be suddenly on my own. I miss Gordon a lot. He just knew what had to be done and had a way of just making things happen. But as they say, you never know what the next few days in your life will bring.  Read more

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