The trip around the North Island was among some of the best I’ve had but somehow I didn’t get around to sharing it. That’s how it goes sometimes.
A focus of the trip was multi-day hikes, working out what works and what doesn’t, how far with how much, different packs etc. Taranaki was a good starting point with a three day walk. As I cooked dinner the night before departure I raced against the dwindling light, repacking cameras and camping gear in the crisp and remarkably still evening on a Sunday.