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Recovery Mode

I decided not to hike any further today. Yesterday Rupert had kindly offered me a ride in his boat across the water to Marsden Point where the trail picked up again. Read more

Bream Head

The rain stopped and I was half asleep whilst walking along Ocean Beach with the headlamp on. I like hiking with this headlamp. It’s very bright (Fenix HL20) and waterproof too. Occasionally I’d switch it off and look at the stars. They were all so bright and I saw several shooting stars. Read more

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

True Grit

I slept well after the long day yesterday. It was an easy downhill walk to Puketi Forest Hut although my blisters seemed to have grown during the night which made for slow hiking.
I stopped by a Kauri Reserve. It was well worth seeing the ancient green world of huge trees and rare birds. The pathway through the forest is created by huge Kauri trees and the fringing of colourful ferns along its edge kept luring me in.
I spent about an hour there just enjoying the amazing family of trees.

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