Well the title says it all really.
But with a healthy run of shows comes a farily unhealthy life style and diet.
So to follow it I use the two days off I have to drive a couple of miles into the wilderness untill the road runs out and it just becomes a dirt track. After about 30km it involves shallow rivers and after another 10km it just becomes a walking track.
From here I parked up and hiked through The Matukituki Valley.
There was some ultimatly very liberating to be missioning through the wilderness.
The time away was two days and in that time I was able to walk to a hutt where I slept over night and then the following day I began an ambitious climb out of the valley to the top of the first shelf of the mountain. Earlier that morning as I woke up I was talking to a man from the French Island of New Caledonia (located north east of Australia). He went on ahead to climb the route I was to follow a couple of hours later.
About 2 hours after, I had set off through the forest, climbing the whole route. After a while I found myself sat about halfway up next to a waterfall. I was out of drinking water and out of energy when the same man I had been talking too was on his way back down the mountainside. He gave me some drinking water and gave me some chocolate. He also assured me the remaining hike was well worth it for the view; and so with a renewed sense of vigour I crossed the waterfall and continued my trudge towards the top. I was truley rewarded at the top with the view can never truley be summed up in words of even photos. I remember the sense of a feeling that came from breathing in the air and taking joy in the location and scenery I found myself in. It’s always nice to know you can surprise yourself 🙂
The climb down the mountain was followed by a couple of hours sleep followed by another trek back to my car.
My mind cleared I felt ready to get back to the music and to begin the drive up the west coast.
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