Te Araroa Happy New Year from the TA January 1, 2018 Serial Nomad 24 Comments Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Enjoying your adventure, as an old backpacker at 81 I can only be envious….living vicariously thru you!
Thanks for your note Ruby and happy NY!!! 🙂
Good for you on tackling the ENTIRE trail, most of all the urban portion. While the PCT might not have had the urban element, you saw and experienced all of it. I concur with your assessment and the emotions that go along with all parts in their entirety.
Happy New Year and happy trails to you too.
Thanks Tim! In some respects it’s almost easier just to keep hiking. I see people deliberating about what they want to skip and where they’ll join the trail again. It’s exhausting just listening to it. All I need to do is wake up, put my shoes on and keep going. I felt so proud arriving back in Auckland having walked the whole way there. That moment was magical and I’m not sure many people even walked into the city at all. Each to their own, but I’m happy to see it all – the good, bad and the ugly! 🙂
HAPPY NEW YEAR. We still have 3 hours to go here in Seattle. Happy hiking.
Hope you had a wonderful night!! 🙂
Kudos, for walking your own walk. Take what you want, and enjoy it! I love your thought of experiencing what is there, not just the “good bits” It’s NZ..kinda of a hard outta the way place to get to experience it. It’s part of the journey….gromit
Thanks Gromit! Happy NY!!!
Happy New Year from Oldenzaal!! We love your blog!! We follow your tracks! Kisses Elke, Huub & Jet
Happy New Year to you three!! I hope 2018 will see me in Oldenzaal to visit you all! Much love xxx
I can’t think of a better way to start my new year than seeing you, your geniun smile and feeling inspired by your enthusiasm …
Hip hip horray !
I am so happy you are able to experience and appreciate the unique aspects of each section of the TA. Although you obviously went into this with your eyes wide open, maybe meeting the gal who helped design the trail reminded you to see it and NZ for what it is.
One step at a time….
Seems to work for you !!
Always a fan
Thanks Lyndella!! Meeting Fiona was a special moment on trail, but also coming across so many Kiwis through the more urban experience has been a delight too!! I went down one street a couple of days ago grumbling about the hill, and at the top was a second hand store where I bought a sun shirt, book and mug that I needed all for under $5! Surprises are around every corner! 😉 Happy New Year!!
Good grief? Wow, 2018…yikes. yikes!🖤💜💚💙!!!! Lots of shoes and mugs and hats for that beautiful face of yous… A fact…. Just ask me for all sun damage on my face after 28 years of the wonderful joys of surfing….no shade anywhere out there… except on wet cloudy days….and foggy days when I could only hear the waves and start to to catch that little or big wave… but, what did I know or if I knew, to even.care having too much fun to care… not me…Yeah, not me… hah. how little I knew… now, for sure…Now that I am done yabbering…keep trippin’ baby.. Oh, and a happy-est 2018 doing that!!!! To the moon and back love from your old girl, Barbie
Barbie I can hear that spirited energy and joy in your words!! Every time I see people surfing out here I think about you on those waves!!! Hope you’ve had a magnificent start to a magical 2018!! X
Happy New Year Roxanne!
Love your blog & have enjoyed following you on your adventures.
Very best wishes for 2018.
Thank you Sharon and the same wishes to you for a glorious 2018!! 🙂
Happy New Year Muk. Sounds like the TA has captured you!
Hope that you have the greatest year ever!
You too!!! 🙂
Excellent! I love your positive outlook on the trail. Enjoy your time on the trail!
You sure complain a bunch about your feet when your thru hiking. That’s like a swimmer complaining about getting wet when they are a swimmer. Maybe stick to paddling. Seems to me your are much happier when reading your words than this….whats the point…whats there to prove…life is short and you are apparently blessed enough to travel the world with little baggage and do just about anything. Also I noticed you refer back to the PCT almost every post. Why that trail when you have done several trails since then as well as climb Mt Kill. I apologize if I come across negative but you sure are doing a lot of work both online and offline to seem to justify this. Unless you have something brewing in the background and in that case your blog doesn’t seem very honest.
Hey Darrell, my blog is my outlet. I write or record the highs and lows of my journey because I enjoy to, and if people following get something positive out of my stories then that’s a huge bonus. I love getting feedback from my readers, and I appreciate your opinion. I just share what feels right to share at the time.
I love your stories, and its the highs and lows that keep people out there doing what they love most days, but sometimes hate right!!! On the trail you can definitely get higher highs and maybe lower lows. So good for you for showing us all of it!!!! Tahoe Tramper Lady Ann
So much love to you Ann! You are an angel through and through!!! X