Bruce hunkers down in Te Kuiti for a few days to recover from some health issues and stays with a couple who have a fascinating tale to tell. Obeying medical advice - mostly - he hops a bus to Whanganui, skipping an isolated section of the trail, and then walks to Palmerston North. But he’s not cheating, honest; Bruce will come back and fill in the missing section in the New Year.
Bruce Hopkins Trail Diary - Week Nine
10 December – 17 December 2017
Te Kuiti – Palmerston North
“I find myself in the company of more fascinating fellow trampers.
“There is mighty competition from some of the stunning scenery and locales one finds oneself in but the people are consistently a highlight and a delight.
“Briefly we meet and all too soon must part; such is the life of a Te Araroa Trail Walker.”
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Produced by Bruce Hopkins and Justin Gregory. Executive Producer Tim Watkin.