Mummy’s friend son is walking the length of the North Island on the Te Araroa trial and this is his blog about his journey.
5 days of sitting down and now I’m back in coverage. Well, sitting in a kayak and paddling, so it’s still a continuous line of effort.
It was a quick trip, as the river was running high. Would have gotten to Wanganui sooner, but bookings prescribed the distance/time for each day. And I’m here now, so it all worked out.
Here’s how the trip went, without photos sadly, as my phone was off and I wasn’t going to get it out and turn it on just to take a photo. (sorry, my commitment is to the journey itself, not the visual record of it).
Day 1. Quick trip in almost half the usual time to get to John Coull hut. With plenty of fast water and rapids to make it exciting, or scary of you’re my mum. Sorry, should have said that when my parents found out the TA…
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