Perfect weather for a long walk but this afternoon just a stroll along the beach to get some fresh air. I even had a swim in the sea – surprised how warm it still is. Hopefully get a chance to have another dip before the end of the weekend. One more sleep.
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.
It must be time for another Oxfam plug. Yes, I’m officially mad and will be walking 100km with my equally crazy friends and teammates on March 25th 2017. We have started training and fund raising. Check out and ‘like’ our Facebook page and our Oxfam page.
As one way of fund raising I am recycling old blankets and turning them into cushions. These are my first efforts. How much would you pay for one? Any old blankets gratefully received…