Tag: Milford Track

It’s a wrap: November…

It’s December. That means Christmas in 25 days. This time last year we were almost half way through our 7 week tour of England and Scotland, and thoroughly enjoying all that the northern hemisphere does so well in the lead-up to Christmas…. Read More

Milford Day 5: Milford Sound

Friday 18 November, St Moritz Hotel Queenstown It’s over. We’re back in Queenstown, hubby is here, and my hands are covered in sandfly bites from yesterday at Sandfly Point. And, before you ask, I know how lethal these little buggers can be,… Read More

Milford Track: Day 4, Mitre Peak Lodge

  Thursday, November 17, 2016. Mitre Peak Lodge. 21kms walked. Ok, this is going to sound really gross, so look away now if you have an issue with feet, but when I slid into bed tonight,  I knocked my big toenail and now… Read More

Milford Track: Day 3 Quintin Lodge

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 15km (9 miles) a world of pain. I’m broken. In pieces on the floor broken. Like in the Natalie Imbruglia song broken. I can’t walk another step. Plus my big toes both hurt – I suspect I’ll be… Read More

Milford Track: Day 2, Pompolona Lodge

Tuesday 15, November, 2016. Pompolona Lodge 16kms (10 miles) The rain poured down hard last night – so loudly that it made it tough to sleep. This morning there were glimpses of blue in the sky and the most beautiful birdsong you ever… Read More

Milford Track: Day 1 Glade House

  The following is an extract from my journal… Monday, November 14, 2016 Glade House Well, we started Milford Track today. Not that there was a lot of walking that took place- just under 15,000 steps and 31 floors for the day… Read More

Milford Track: I made it!

So I’m back in Queenstown after finishing the Milford Track. It’s probably fair to say I’m still feeling broken- emotionally as well as physically. How was it? To be honest, I haven’t fully processed it. It was the single hardest thing I’ve ever… Read More

The Track to Milford Sound…

As this post goes to press I’ll be on my way to the airport for a flight to Queenstown. I have the weekend in this fabulous city and then on Monday we tackle the Milford Track. I’ve been to Milford Sound a… Read More

Friday Five…Milford Track and Li Chun

Li Chun. It’s a day in the Chinese calendar traditionally significant for farmers looking for a bountiful harvest. It’s the first day of Spring in the Chinese calendar. The deal is on that day you don’t withdraw money (after a lot of… Read More