2020 – 2021
Walking Te Araroa (New Zealand’s long trail)
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Day 1: Thursday 30 December 2021. Kaitoke car park to Alpha hut, Tararua Ranges I’m not going to record my pain in the head status during this trip, because I had the glorious experience of no migraine attacks at any time – for five whole days. No night-time niggles, no morning maladies, not the tiniestContinue reading “Bringing in the New Year in the Tararua Ranges”
It’s Te Araroa season again although the prolonged lockdown in Auckland since August has scuttled the plans of walkers heading south from Cape Reinga. I’ve been thinking a lot about the trail and Tony and I have been reliving our adventures by looking at the photos and reading the blog from a year ago, dayContinue reading “Update: Migraine more than tramping”
I was warned about how bad you could feel post-trail, but didn’t really take it seriously. But it hit me hard, the Post-Trail Stress and Depression. The intense feelings of let-down, lostness, lack of integration and inability to re-imagine an indoor, office-based worklife, that can come on once you finish a through-hike. I started outContinue reading “Update: Managing PTSD (Post-Trail Stress and Depression)”
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