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Archive for December, 2014

Hobbits in New Zealand

Hello from Te Awamutu, home of Crowded House. Who’s that you ask? Some 80s band, but it excited J.  Te Awamutu is not on the trail, but we’ve had the more »

Days 25-32: 200K From Auckland to Hamilton

Hello from Hamilton! We have traveled 200 kilometers, or 120 miles, from Auckland. We are 793K into the trek, more than 25% done! Last Monday, we left the Brown Kiwi more »

Day 25 (Zero Day) and Northland Stats

Today (Sunday), we took a planned zero day in Auckland. Besides our regular town chores (blog, laundry, resupply, phone calls), we also treated ourselves to American football and American pizza! more »

Days 19-24: 193K From Waipu to Auckland

Hello from the Brown Kiwi Hostel in Auckland! It feels like it was just yesterday when we flew here to start the journey. And now, we have walked a total more »

Day 18: ZERO Day

So, we are on an unplanned zero day. No one is hurt or sick. But remember that wet weather I mentioned? Last night, it got epic. Heavy downpours and gale more »

Days 10-17: 200K From KeriKeri To Waipu

Hello from Waipu (pronounced Why-poo, seriously), where we are staying at the Waipu Wanderers Hostel and had dinner (and NZ beer for J) at the Waipu Pizza Barn (so good!)! more »

Days 5-9: 120K from Ahipara to KeriKeri

Hello from KeriKeri, which means “dig dig.” 123K–or 73.8 miles for us Americans–in the books, bringing our grand total so far to 223K, or 133.8 miles. Last I wrote, we were more »