July 13, 2021 5.54pm

I have been living in New Zealand for the last 20 months. After walking 3300 kilometres across New Zealand between October 2020 and February 2021 I am now living in Nelson and working as a wharf hand. Or was, until I was forced to take time off following an injury, I should be right as rain by the end of July.

In the last two months I have taken up playing chess and liking it a lot, not least for it’s social element.

Reading Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle by Dervla Murphy and Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse