Preparations for TA

poetry walking

planning anticipation

time’s a funny thing

Walking Te Araroa (South Island) is beginning to feel real; the plane tickets are bought; the gear list is beginning to look good; we’ve started planning the walk: the first 291 kms in 24 days… REALLY?! At this rate we will need four months instead of three!


we need to start gently, we tell ourselves

allow our limbs, our hearts, and souls

to catch up with

excited anticipation

busy planning and checking

still much to do

at work and at home..

we want to go gently, we tell ourselves

BE there,

be with the outer and the inner journey,

and be SAFE

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