Maja unfortunately left us yesterday since she had done the Queen Charlotte Track already twice. So Katie and I moved back to the trail close to Anakiwa.
We left our hotel late after a relaxed breakfast with Nutella! Today we had around 26km ahead of us. We used the free time yesterday to organise our accommodation for the next days. We decided to end the South Island in style – nice hotels, great dinners and drinks and all the fancy stuff we did not have for the last weeks. No more tent needed. This is why I left my tent, sleeping back and other heavy stuff in Picton. We are ultra-lights now ?

The trail is so nice and easy compared to the last two month. Well maintained and wide path – incredible and what a nice way to finish the South Island.

And there it was – the Ocean for the first time again since Bluff.

The Marlborough Sounds are so beautiful. I think I will have to buy property here… ?


We ran the 26km in 5h today feeling completely freed with our light bags. I went for my first swim in the ocean in NZ. Jiehaaaa, finally made it!!!

We had a great dinner with squid and monkfish. I love my life ?