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Washed Up on a Beach

I decide to walk the Te Araroa Trail.

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Gains and Losses

By journey’s end, my stepson shone with self-assurance.

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We Learn About the Te Araroa Trail

One occurrence in particular changed the course of my life. After a day of drizzling rain, we called a halt to slopping along in wet feet and made camp in a dripping beech wood.

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A Year Later

Let us wind forward a year.

London is a distant if lustrous memory.

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A Royal Invitation

The truth is, we have all asked ourselves at some point, “How did I end up here?” We all have our stories and this is mine.

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Prelude: On The Edge of the Abyss

Frozen in the grip of paralysing fear, I am stuck, alone, a hundred metres up a near vertical mountain wall.