When I get into my dry and warm sleeping bag this night, my body all sore and achy, I still can’t believe I did it. I still can’t believe I made it through this day. For most people it doesn’t seem much to hike this amount of time in a chaotic weather, they’re used to hike anyway no matter the weather. However, for me, it’s a giant step.
I used to talk about it early this year. In 2016, I wanted to try a hike, from start to finish, all by myself. Settled in Te Anau, the Kepler Track soon became both an evidence and a new goal. My first month working as a Kitchen Hand allows me to have enough money to pay for a Great Walk.
As for the Abel Tasman track, it’s located on the north-west of South Island, in the National Park of the same name. That’s where Abel Tasman, the first European setting foot on New Zealand grounds, anchored his ship on December 18th 1642 (that’s exactly 344 years before I was born, such a random coincidence.) It’s the smallest National Park in New Zealand, yet worldwide famous for its golden sand beaches and its rock formations.
Ex-libraire, boulimique d’images et de rêveries en papier. Reconvertie en agent de voyages adepte de nouveaux horizons. Reconvertie en apprentie baroudeuse. Baroudeuse en carton depuis 2015 en Nouvelle-Zélande, au Japon, à Bali, à Singapour, à Taïwan, à Hong-Kong, en Equateur et au Mexique. J’ai chopé la bougeotte et je compte bien ne pas m’arrêter là.
A former bookseller, who couldn’t get enough of pictures and paper dreams. Retrained as a Travel Agent, who couldn’t get enough of new travel inspirations. Retrained as a novice adventurer. Novice Adventurer since 2015 in New Zealand, Japan, Bali, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong-Kong, Ecuador and Mexico. I caught the travel bug and I won’t stop anytime soon.