In August 2019, my wife Jenny died a year after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. She was in reasonable health for most of her illness and we travelled when her treatment allowed. Her only regret was that she didn’t have the time to see more of this wonderful country which is now our home. I am making that time now to walk the 1300km (800 miles) of the South Island TA Trail over the next three months and she will be with me all the way!
When I have data connections, I will update you here on my progress and share some of the experience.
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24 Mar. My South Island walk had three purposes: me, Jenny and charities. For me it was a transition journey back to some sort of normal life after Jenny’s illness and passing. For Jenny, it was for her spirit to be with me in the natural world she loves. And for charities, it was to … Continue reading Journey Reflections
21 Mar. With the rain forecast to worsen later in the day, we went for an early start from the Tuatara Lodge Backpackers at 07:30. The Subway next door was open so Richard and I picked up a sub for a later lunch. The trail out of town follows the Estuary Walkway for about 11km. … Continue reading Invercargill to Bluff – Last Day Walking
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