‘You Two Are The Craziest People I’ve Met’ said Mark from Benneydale. Walking from Cape Reinga to Wellington on Te Araroa Trail, NZ. 1700kms. Crazy? Well maybe he knows something we don’t! 

‘You Two Are The Craziest People I’ve Met’ said Mark from Benneydale. Walking from Cape Reinga to Wellington on Te Araroa. 1700kms. Crazy? Well maybe he knows something we don’t!   At 65 and 64 we are older than most TA trampers we’ve met, by about 35-40 years. Has this trail, this adventure been more … More ‘You Two Are The Craziest People I’ve Met’ said Mark from Benneydale. Walking from Cape Reinga to Wellington on Te Araroa Trail, NZ. 1700kms. Crazy? Well maybe he knows something we don’t! 

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly…Waikato King Country, Te Araroa Trail, NZ

​​ ​ Video taken by John from Mt Pirongia Summit Our Te Araroa trail journey continues in the beautiful Waikato Region taking us over our highest summit so far, varied and trying weather and some minor discomforts to body and soul…testing the Comfort Zone!   The Good: Panoramic views, beautiful bush, lovely campsite, the joy … More The Good, The Bad, The Ugly…Waikato King Country, Te Araroa Trail, NZ

‘I would Walk 500 Miles and I Would Walk 500 More’, Te Araroa Trail, NZ

Apologies to the Proclaimers!  “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”  Lao Tzu.   This signage;  one of many on the beautiful Hakarimata Walkway, Ngaruawatia in the Waikato.  These sayings lead our achievement so far.  In Hamilton, John and I reached 800kms…500 miles on the Te Araroa Trail, the long pathway in … More ‘I would Walk 500 Miles and I Would Walk 500 More’, Te Araroa Trail, NZ

Shelter From The Storm, Te Araroa Trail, NZ

Shelter from the storm for Monarch butterflies and for we two fortunate Te Araroa trail trampers. Not as Bob Dylan sang; maybe more as in ‘Willow’, (Shelter in a Storm) a Joan Armatrading favourite. Trees were felled, as were power lines, interrupting power to thousands throughout the Auckland region, cars and homes damaged as an … More Shelter From The Storm, Te Araroa Trail, NZ