Ludo, Flore and Brad just finished tramping the Tararua Range. A range which left them with many feelings and experiences -- beauty; wet clothes & feet; steep climbing; scree fields; jungle paths: fog, rain, cold & sun; narrow swinging bridges; tiny huts; companionship, laughter, smiles & playfulness; delight; photo opportunities; fatigue; and painful body parts -- to be shared and remembered for years to come.
Flore, Ludo & Brad
Ludo & Flore on Swinging Bridge
Brad, Ludo & Flore, with other tramping friends, in hut
Ludo & Flore Outside Tararua Tramping Hut
But, the range has been put behind them, and Brad, along with Ludo and Flore, are once again tramping together, but now on the beach. In a Skype conversation with Brad last night, Brad expressed great delight at being on flat ground again. Yesterday they all took a rest day in Paraparaumu but headed out again this morning to tramp the Kapiti Coast
Barnacles Seaside Inn - - 2-night-home
The Trek is now from Paraparaumu to Wellington
The Beautiful Kapiti Coast
Paraparaumu and the Kapiti Coast
From Paraparaumu the Te Araroa Trail follows the west coast, along the Tasman Sea, south to Wellington, but dives inland from Porirua Harbour. Porirua Harbour is off Mana Island. I will next talk with Brad in Welllington, Capital of Cool.