Category Archives: South Island

I’m done.

Helena   14 March, 2016   5 Comments on I’m done.

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…

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 »