From the 27th October to the 10th November 2015 then from 8th December 2015 to the 10th May 2016 (a few trips home in between), I walked the length of the South Island. I had many people come and walk with me and many support in other ways. Thank you to all that helped me out! Collectively we have raised $16,500.
It was such a fantastic experience with so many great stories, I have decided to write a book about the adventure I had. I will be busy writing during 2016/2017. The book should be out mid 2017.
Here are a few shots from my time walking the South Island…
Leaving Rotorua Airport to start the South Island with Gayle
Beautiful Queen Charlotte, not the best weather
Karrie-Ann walked from Anakiwa to Havelock (and we celebrated an All Blacks World Cup win)
Chontelle walked Havelock to Pelorus Bridge (and we had a coffee delivery)
Peter walked with me through the Richmond Ranges
Judy, Kevin and Royce joined me from Rangitata River through to Tekapo
Back country tramping
Hut in the distance
Mary and Steff joined me from Twizel to Lake Middleton
Great view down to Lake Hawea
Wendy and Graeme did a backwards leg of Queenstown to Arrowtown and then Wanaka to Glenhu Bay
Graeme and I with Lake Wanaka in the background
Dot walked for 16 days from Queenstown to Bluff
I meet Miriam along the trail and saw her shoot a Hare for food
My Uncle Trevor, partner SallyRose, Dot and I at the Bluff finish line
Gayle joined me yet again for Stewart Island
Pete and Trix joining me for Goats Pass
What Goats Pass is like
Incredible sunrise just out of Tekapo
The place that became my finish line for the whole walk…yahoo!