Author(s): Ginney Deavoll
It's amazing how something can begin as an innocent idea, a stray thought, a dream that somehow germinates in your mind. You wonder if it's possible, do a bit of casual research, mention it every once in a while. Then before you know it you're printing out maps, buying gear and standing on a deserted south coast beach surrounded by the tools to make that idea a reality.
In front of us the Southern Ocean crashed on the shore in a maelstrom of white water. Beyond those waves was the beginning of a two thousand kilometre self-propelled journey by paddle, pedal and foot leading to Cape Farewell, the most northerly point of the South Island. We would encounter towering mountains, delicate forest, relentless surf and blood red sunsets. Both unique and terrifying wildlife joined us, as well as loyal friends. At times we were thrown challenges that caused us to struggle emotionally and physically, to dig deep within ourselves to find a strength we didn't realise existed. Often we were awestruck by the incredible beauty or ruggedness of our most wild and beautiful places. Ultimately this is a journey of friendship and adventure while discovering some of the secrets of our greatest treasure.
Introduction:- Map-The entire journey Prologue Paining the journey Southern beginnings Map-Sea kayaking around Fiordland On your bike Map-Biking up the west coast Along the trails Map-Tramping from Otira to Cape Farewell Sponsors References.