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!
“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.
Just one more sleep until our group of Kiwi carers begins the walk to Finisterre, once known as the end of the world.
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.
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.
Watch our video about Kiwi carers who will walk 240 kilometres to remind other carers that to last the distance, they have to take time out for themselves each day.
Ruth lives in scenic Rotorua, where there are lots of forest walks. Training for the Walk for Wellbeing in May has had its twists and turns!
Laurie from Carers NZ will be cameraman Bill Bycroft’s ‘go-fer’ while filming our Walk for Wellbeing in May. There will be long days and lots of kilometres. Like the snails she often sees on her walks home in Auckland, she’s taking it slow.