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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20 Feb. The shuttle left at 08:15 close to the pub outside the Central Cafe which opened at 06:00, so by 07:00 I had ordered my big breakfast to get the day off to a caloried start. Michael took us on the 90 minute journey to the section start at Bush Stream. Svenja had already … Continue reading Geraldine to Bush Stream to Stone Hut
19 Feb. I was out of my tent at 06:00 thinking that I would have to be quiet around the hut but everyone was already up getting breakfast. All were anticipating a long day. Fiona and Sheila were off before us, heading out to their car. There were fewer streams for drinking water along this … Continue reading Manuka Hut to Potts River Car Park and Geraldine
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