This is our last full day of walking and we wake to steady rain on the roof of the hut. My feet are swollen and feel like two fat sausages on the end of my legs. Not for the first time I wish they were pain free, but old injuries have flared up during this […]
We wake early again and head to the kitchen for breakfast after a rough night of sleep. Today is our longest day of walking, and it includes a side trip up to Korokoro Falls about an hour after we set off. There are rimu groves on the way up to the falls and we have […]
I wake again after going back to bed when my 5am foray to check out the sunrise showed me we had our head in the clouds. It’s around 6:30am and I’ve had a fitful sleep – my earplugs aren’t fitting comfortably and there’s at least two of my bunk mates that had a snorechestra going […]
It’s Christmas Eve and another one of those mornings that I’m glad we usually wake early – we have to be up, showered, breakfasted, packed, and ready to go by 8:00 am, to get to the pickup point for our Lake Waikaremoana track transport. Nic and I are spending four days walking the Lake Waikaremoana […]
+++ I have been wondering if google is making my thinking and my internet exploration homogeneous. And if the websites I visit, the blogs I read and the people I follow on Instagram are chosen based with too much emphasis on my personal (unconscious) bias. I’ve had the same recommended links pop up in multiple […]
today was a sea whose waves drew lines on my heart and tattooed salty air on my fingertips.
There are definitely worse ways to commute.