Nancy and John returned home to a surprise welcome home party and their faces tell the story! So many family and friends excited to see them return after 4 months walking New Zealand’s North Island Te Araroa Track…..a total of 1700kms. What an achievement! Welcome home Nancy and John; you are an inspiration to us all! How wonderful to see you both looking fit and well!
Nancy and John have completed the first leg of the Te Aroroa Trail – the greatest New Zealand adventure there is – from Cape Ringa to Wellington! After walking no less than 1700kms, they marched into Wellington, arriving on the 26th March and John’s 66th birthday – what an achievement!! How many days, weeks, months of walking…..blisters….and more walking since mid-December 2016 to the end of March 2017?
Congratulations to both Nancy and John on this amazing accomplishment. We are so proud of you! The Champagne corks are popping and we can’t wait to see you again!!
Nancy and John are almost at the halfway point, having reached an amazing 708km of the 1700kms from Cape Reinga to Wellington! Their shoes are bush bashed, road, sand and water wrecked, thinning with worn down soles and holes in the upper mesh. They say that they have had long tiring days, some days in the heat, but they are bearing up better than their shoes. Read about their trek and see their amazing photography by following the link below
Today was the last session for the year, which was followed by presentations and breakfast. As usual, the breakfast was a fantastic spread which was supplied by all members. Celina put us through our paces to wake up our bodies and minds and we followed this with a leisurely walk.
Nola won walker of the month – well done Nola!
The Brian Cook trophy went to Elizabeth for her many years of work behind the scenes to keep the club ticking along.
The club raffle was won by Deb, who wasn’t able to be there, but we all wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her in 2017.
Tickets are already on sale for the grand prize of a magnificent hamper, which will be drawn at the Christmas breakfast on Saturday the 17 December. For only $10 per ticket, you could be the lucky person who goes home with this wonderful prize. Be sure to get in early to secure your ticket(s), either at the club or email your request to email@example.com
Or simply purchase your ticket(s) on the day of the breakfast.
Proceeds from the raffle will go to a very worthy cause – our wonderful club Y Striders!
SOME OF THE CONTENTS
Moet and Chandon Champagne
Regan’s Ridge Organic mixed olives with garlic and basil 1 kg
Marco Polo roasted red pepper bruschetta topping
Ham Jam – savoury cherry
Pukka cleanse tea
Pukka Green tea
Ogilvie Rum and Brandy Cake
Boxed Assorted Biscotti
Dried Australian Apricots
Cooler basket to hold