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…


Day 86: Kaipara Flats to Pakiri - what a nasty and unnecessary day

Left at 6.50h this morning which is 15' before sunrise. I had 36km on the…


Day 85: Owera to Kaipara Flats

Took my time this morning to plan the next three weeks. Quite a bit of work…


Day 84: Takapuna to Orewa: beach, beach, beach, the deepest river so far and a lucky catch

The day started out with a wet tent but got instantly better with this…


Day 83: Auckland, Auckland, Auckland - feels like coming home

Got up early so I could have an easy stroll through the city today and really…


Day 82: Ararimu Rd to Auckland Ambury Park - back on the trail and to where the story began

When I got up this morning the family council came together to consult about my…