The day after the day before. Tired. Mixed feelings. Another Oxfam medal but it doesn’t seem so special when we didn’t finish as a full team. On the other hand I am proud that the three of us picked ourselves up and managed to get in under last year’s time after we lost Jo at 65km.
Boxing Day – always a good day for a walk (and I wanted to try out my Christmas presents!) This week is also the week when one of our friends, Hugh, will be walking the final legs of the 1800 miles he set himself to do in 2016. He has been walking with his dog (and any family and friends who would join him) to banish his demons and to raise money for a charity called Special Effect which supported his son, Sam, after an accident and in memory of his wife, Ginny, who died of cancer far too young at Christmas 7 years ago. His very last walk will be on the 29th. Of course we cant physically be with him but we said that we would walk with him across the other side of the world.
His fundraising page is here. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Hugh-Moore1
My photo today is a kereru which I managed to catch as it took flight as I reached the summit of Kakepuku Mountain.