Our ‘TA’ Adventure wrap-up – KK

Nelson, Day 167 , ~1730km walked Its a funny thing, ending a massive adventure. It’s a known phenomenon for long thru-hikers that adjusting back to “normal” life is sometimes more of a challenge that what they have gone through. Because Pete and I went through the adventure together, and changed along the way together, we didn’t think it was going to be a massive change. … Continue reading Our ‘TA’ Adventure wrap-up – KK

Otago Lake Odyssey

Lake Tekapo – Aoraki – Lake Wanaka – Lake Hawea – 100km (Day 156-163) This section was a little more free-form, as we hadn’t found any multi-day tramps to do, and instead focused on finding good day hikes, and keeping to our budget in what is rather an expensive part of the country. Thankfully, we were mega-lucky with the weather and things just seemed to … Continue reading Otago Lake Odyssey

Walking home

Anakiwa 1765km to Nelson 1850km (day 96 – 102) This next section of the TA looms large for all walkers. Long (approx 10 days), high (lots of walking above 1200m) and tough (km per hr rate about 2km/hr). We were no different. For me, anxiety outweighed excitement. Still, one step at a time. First, focus on the lovely walk to Havelock. Nice, great pathway above … Continue reading Walking home