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When it all becomes too much

It can be hard to ask for help.

Country roads and custard tarts

From Porto to Arcos to the beautiful Barcelos, Kiwi carers are ambling their way to Santiago.

BillyB: Filming the Carers Walk for Wellbeing

Aucklander Bill Bycroft has made it to Porto with his camera gear and his skateboard!

Following the arrows

Family carers Marilyn McGougan of Auckland, and Jan Foster of Cambridge, are making short work of the Camino Portugues. But even they get lost sometimes!

Vivienne: Pilgrim reflections

“If I don’t do it now I may never do it,” said Vivienne, when agreeing to join other family carers on their 240 kilometre Walk for Wellbeing. Now, she’s on her way to Porto in Portugal to join the group, whose walk starts on 2 May.

On we go, to the end of the world

Just one more sleep until our group of Kiwi carers begins the walk to Finisterre, once known as the end of the world.

Carers Walk for Wellbeing: memories on the way

A first and only visit to Singapore resulted in her partner’s life-threatening hospitalisation during their ‘trip of a lifetime’. En route to the Carers Walk for Wellbeing in Portugal and Spain, Laurie stopped off in Singapore. To complete some unfinished business.

Walking with Jennifer and Bill

From 2-16 May a group of New Zealand carers will walk from Porto in Portugal to Santiago in Spain, then journey for a special day to Cape Finisterre, known as the end of the world. Our guides, Bill Bennett and his wife Jennifer, have done the journey before. Here, Bill writes about why it might be special for the Kiwi carers making the trip.