Hiking Te Araroa - Hadfield's trail blog 2015/2016/2017
Julia, Belinda's sister, kindly offered to drive us in to catch our 2p.m. Interislander ferry sailing to Picton. The weather in the Cook Strait was fairly lumpy and it wasn't long before I was feeling a bit queasy! Belinda has a sea(wo)man's stomach and was happy up front for the trip! For me, first it was down to the back of the ship, then sucking on ice and, finally, resorting to the tried and true tactic of going outside into the fresh air! Always works! Arrived in Picton at about 1730 and proceeded to the hostel - after taking some time to remember which one we had booked!! The water taxi people for tomorrow had said just turn up so no need to sort that. A quick wander around Picton and then a night's rest before the restart tomorrow.
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"!!