We made it to Bluff!!!27 April 2022
Greetings friends and whānau,
It's been a couple of weeks since we walked into Bluff and came off the Trail, and as you can imagine, it's been bittersweet.
We've both celebrated our birthdays - I spent mine on a mountain while Emilie spent hers getting spoiled by Mummy.
She's delighted to reunite with her toys while I'm slowly adjusting to civil society while planning more adventures into the hills - and maybe a book!
We want to thank you all for being part of our journey and for all your love and support.
I won't lie - at times it was a long and lonely journey as we were damp, smelly, sore and tired, but you believed we could do it and we did!
We walked 2200kms over six months, from our start on Ninety Mile Beach, our restart in Taumaranui (skipping the best part of Northland, Auckland and Waikato due to lockdown), our journey though to Wellington, across to Picton and walking the entire length of the South Island.
We met many wonderful people along the way who touched our hearts, as have all of you.
From our hearts to yours, thank you so much for coming on this journey with us and for your generous support towards our fundraising efforts.
Victoria & Emilie
PS. Here's the link to my recent interview with Radio New Zealand's Jim Mora where we talk about PTSD and the power of spending time in wild places: