Hiking Te Araroa - Hadfield's trail blog 2015/2016/2017
Nice not to be walking today - especially as the weather was not too good in the morning at least! We needed to help Franziska do something about her foot and Belinda had a bright idea of ringing the sports medicine centre at Kilbirnie in Wellington, thinking they might have a better idea of the issues and be ready to provide a quicker "fix". A physio was able to see Franziska at about 1300 so we all headed into town. She had a good appointment, including an on-site X-ray. The physio is pretty certain it is a stress fracture in the foot and has F in a moon boot to immobilise it until the next appointment on Friday where the physio should be able to confirm whether or not an MRI is required. Pretty good service really!
After coming back from Wellington, we met with Greg and Kevin for coffee in Waikanae this afternoon for a catch-up. We had thought we might be able to walk the Tararuas section with Greg but our change of plans has put the kibosh on that for now. Deciding not to walk the Tararuas right now also gives us an opportunity to start catching up on a few things here before heading to the South Island at a date yet to be determined. I'll update when we know more.
Belinda and Anthony (aka Tony) Hadfield made a decision, in their late 50's, to do something a "bit different" and walk New Zealand's 3000km Te Araroa Trail over summer 2015/16 - although updates will now tell you that this plan will take longer now!!. As the old saying goes - "don't leave home 'til you've seen the country"!!