I’m trying…

Helena   25 March, 2016   1 Comment on I’m trying…
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I’m trying. I’m really trying to accept the fact that I’m not hiking anymore. That I’m going back to a normal life in Sweden in a couple of weeks. It’s bittersweet. I’m genuinely happy that I’m done, I don’t wanna walk one single meter in the mud anymore…but on the other hand, I miss the “easy” life on trail –… Read more »

I’m done.

Helena   14 March, 2016   5 Comments on I’m done.
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3007 kilometers. Cape Reinga to Bluff. I’m done. Actually, I was done one week ago but I’m still recovering from post hike depression…I’m tired. I’m unbelievably tired but also happy. I raised NZD27000 (SEK162000) to the Swedish cancer society Cancerfonden. I’m happy and thankful. Blessed beyond my wishings.  I’ll be back.       

Hello South Island…

Helena   24 January, 2016   4 Comments on Hello South Island…
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I’ve tasted the South Island…it’s as bittersweet as the rest of Te Araroa. Harder than you could ever imagine and more beautiful than in your wildest dreams. I love it.    The Queen Charlotte Track was a beautiful and easy warmup for what’s to come…the majestic Richmond Ranges.        Steep uphill hiking. Steep downhill sliding. Countless river crossings and… Read more »