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Up at dawn again, pack up and then off. The dunes look like massive bluffs in the distance that slowly shrink as you get closer until they are only ten or so meters tall. It feels like it goes on forever, the walking that is. Without the island to give me a reference point I […]

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Today was my first real day of walking as I got up at dawn, made a cuppa, packed up, and headed off. Oh, and there was gruel too. It takes quite a lot of time to pack up and the entire effort seems quite useless when you know that you will do the reverse that […]

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Actually, this will start a little further back than Ahipara. Dad and I traveled up from Auckland on Monday, firstly to Kaiwaka to see Ashley and Aubrey, Kaikohe for lunch, and then to Ahipara to stay the night at the YHA and hopefully pick up any news from hikers who had just finished 90 mile. […]

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I have scrambled around to come up with a book list. The major problem being that if I haven’t read a book then I don’t know what it is about. Eventually, I sent an email to the universities who all failed to come up with any ideas. Their only replies consisted of,”as you aren’t a student […]

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This is a bit of a simple gear list and it isn’t quite finished but should give people some idea of what I am carrying. Most of it was bought at Living Simply with hours of help from Chris….Thanks, Chris! I have matched it up against the prime list given on the Te Araroa site. […]

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Well, I suppose I had better start writing some stuff down. I have done a couple of walks (shock treatment I call them) in order to get my fitness/confidence up. The Barrier is pretty much the perfect place to train for anything like this. The first walks were pretty much beach walks but they didn’t […]

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