This Saturday night I find myself sitting in a hostel in Golden Bay, on the South Island of New Zealand. We finished the Abel Tasman Great Walk last Thursday, and have since been relaxing our sore muscles in the small hippie town of Takaka.
In less than four days I will be boarding the plane to head back to Vancouver. There my days will be filled with good friends and family, a wedding, and the planning of the next step of my adventure.
The above picture shows Pascal and myself on the third day of the Great Walk. The toque I am wearing is one that Pascal only recently finished knitting for me, also in baby alpaca! It feels so luxurious and warm. The only problem is that we’re starting to have a few too many hats that match …
I’ll be writing a more detailed post of the Great Walk once I get my laptop back in the nearby town of Motueka (I’m still surviving on my very lightly packed backpack with limited clothing and supplies).
As you can see, the one knitting project I managed to fit into my lightly packed backpack is the two colour brioche scarf I have been working on. It’s amazing how productive I’ve become once all other distractions are removed (iPad, books, etc.)!