Te Araroa Eve

I am surprisingly calm. So much so that I should wonder if the magnitude of what I am about to undertake has actually hit me yet, but I believe it has. I have been in Auckland for three days; I have bought food for the first week of the trek, whittled down my belongings, and mailed my extra boots etc. forward a few weeks. Tomorrow I bus and hitch my way up to Cape Reinga to begin the Te Araroa trail. I believe I feel so disturbingly calm right now for a few reasons:  Continue reading