Northland

On a Bit of a Mission

On a Bit of a Mission

This trail brings so much variety to a day. I started walking in a pine forest before dawn, hung out with a kauri tree, gained god-head status (admittedly, from a weasel), swam in streams, caught up with people I'd met by chance the day before, and hitch-hiked a second time with a groovy dread-locked and happy young couple who gave me some water (thank you, Liam and Maddie!)

It's a New World

Kerikeri boasts a "New World" supermarket. 24 hours after leaving Camp Paradise, I wandered its neon-lit aisles in a daze, my senses bombarded by distraction, with my rucksack dominating most of a shopping trolley. The shelves were stocked with choice and yet offered so little of what I really wanted.