The final weeks of the Titterplatt Traverse, from paddling the Waiau river to scooting the West Coast.
There’s been so much that has happened since last updating this blog! An action packed couple of weeks means that this is the first chance we have had to get to a coffee shop and tap away at the blog. Jeremy and I are currently in Te Anau, only 100 km from the end of…Read more Day 80, 1252 km: rock hopping, seal pups, and sneezing sheep.
“Well, you can hop in the truck, but you’ll have to cuddle up. Then again, you’re probably used to that, ya pair of buggers!” The farmer couldn’t stop chuckling as he poked his tongue out and gestured for us to hop in. It seems like Kiwi humour is only matched by generosity in South Canterbury,…Read more Day 60, 920 km: bubblegum mountains, scree slopes with chairs, troll-kings eating yoghurt.
Well, it’s getting dark and cold… and Jeremy has been requesting that our next adventure be a ‘snorkel circumnavigation of Tahiti’. Fair enough. We are both worried about the encroaching winter, but hope that its beauty will make up for the pain of cold feet! The last time we posted, it was early April, and…Read more Day 51, 650 km. Halfway: beginning to reflect on why we are here and what we’re doing.
As you might be able to tell from the title of this post, the last ten days have been filled with amazement. For me, it was the most beautiful and rewarding leg so far. I’ll keep to the same format as last time: a short summary, and then the highlights. Summary: So, starting out from Murchison,…Read more Day 37, 482 km: Wow, Wow, Waiau!
Well, we are now well and truly into the traverse! It's been a very ziggy and zaggy few weeks, heading generally south, but with a lot of east and west too. A brief summary so far: starting from Wharariki beach, we walked through some private property with permission, had a cup of tea with the land…Read more Day 25, 330km: munching in Murchison.
The picture above is of Constance gingerly hugging the final food drop, as she prepares to hide it somewhere. Not pictured is Jeremy, trollishly scouting under a bridge for a dark and disused hole. Over the past week we have become well acquainted with the hiding places of NZ! With our mission being to stash…Read more Food Finale