Day 95: Raetea Forest - need toughen up but as bad as expected...

This night was the windiest night on the entire trip. Gusts up to 100km were…


Day 94: Apple Tree Camp to beginning of Raetea Forest; what an unpleasant day

Got up with everything being wet. But - blue sky and no rain in sight.


Day 93: Puketi Forest to Apple Tree Campsite - a beautiful bush and river walk and a big thunderstorm

The day had come - how was my phone?? We got up, had a little breakfast and…


Whangarei: getting my new phone to work

First thing I had to learn – never drop a phone in salt water. It’s always…


Day 92: Helena Bay to Waikare – a beautiful bush walk and the most unique place I have slept on the TA

After breakfast Sharron dropped us off again in Helena Bay and we had 12km of…


Day 91: Matapouri to Helena Bay – the most expensive river crossing of my life

We woke up early to take our tents down before people would be around and…


Day 90: Ocean Beach to Matapouri – sea kayaking and a big surprise

I had about 7km to the meeting point with Mark for the kayak trip today. I…


Day 89: Marsden to Ocean Beach - spectacular views, probably one of the best days and hitchhiking on a boat

Next morning Robert and I continued our chat during breakfast. Eventually he…


Day 88: Mangawhai Heads to Marsden – I need a job and amazing hospitality

After spending the evening already with John and Maria they insisted on hosting…