Well, it has been some time since my last update - 50 days to be precise. I have finally completed selecting and acquiring my gear, and have completed my first video update for your viewing pleasure. I have also uploaded my gear list, along with weight and price. If you have a question, or comment … Continue reading Man is a Tool-Using Animal. Without Tools He is Nothing, With Tools He is All. 30 Days to Go!
With only 80 days (11 weeks and 5 days ... but who is counting?) to go, preparation is shifting into a new gear. I have daunting and exciting feelings towards starting Te Araroa and are constantly reminded by how challenging this journey is going to be. I recently made my wife watch "Wild" with Reece … Continue reading Plans are of Little Importance, But Planning is Essential!
In planning for Te Araroa - The Long Pathway, I often found myself considering why I am doing this. Most people I would talk to about the thru-hike would ask that question of me, and they would also ask if I was doing this for charity or to raise funds. So, this got me thinking … Continue reading A Mentor Lifts While You Climb
It's been a busy few months and December will be here before I know it. I've had a dodgy right knee (ever since I did a round the bays 7km fun run slightly overweight and with my last run ever likely in high school 15 years prior!) and when I run it usually starts grinding … Continue reading Preparation Begins in Earnest
OK, here we go… For some time now I have wanted to do something different, something new and exciting. Something I could reflect back on as a personal accomplishment. In 2014/15 I completed a MBA Diploma and had my third child and first son, Luke. It was a great feeling to celebrate these milestones. Work … Continue reading The Seed Has Been Planted!