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Journey of Hope Page 4: Lake Paringa Day 40 to Bluff on the final Day 54

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Other Journey of Hope Pages:

Cape Reinga on Day 1 to Auckland on Day 8.
Coromandel on Day 9 to Eastbourne on Day 27.
Wellington on Day 28 to Franz Josef on Day 39.
This page: Lake Paringa on Day 40 to Bluff on Day 54.

 

Stewart Island

Post Journey wind-down

17 & 18 January 2011


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Journey of Hope completed

16 January 2011

At 10.15 this morning the Journey of Hope reached its destination at Land's End, the southern-most extremity of the South Island.

Xaver and Oliver have cycled more than 3300 kilometres to raise awareness about polio and to raise funds for Rotary's global PolioPlus campaign.

Both say the achievement creates a mixture of feelings - elation at having finished but also a sense of loss now that the daily focus has been removed.

Invercargill Mayor, Tim Shadbolt, was on hand at Bluff to mark the completion of the journey.

Xaver and Oliver have a few days of activity planned in the South Island before they both head off to resume their 'normal' lives.

 

 

 

Day 54

16 January 2011

Invercargill to Land's End

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A message from Papamoa

On 15 January 2011 17:02, Vivian Edgar <v.edgar@clear.net.nz> wrote:


Hi Xaver and Ollie

I’ve been following your fantastic progress as you’ve moved down the country with its awesome scenery and your amazing experiences. What a trip you’ve had: congratulations on your achievements, in not always easy and comfortable circumstances. Your blog is a delight to read and your combined passion for the cause and the challenge is very clear and inspiring.You may recall (at the potato competition evening in Te Puke) that I said our club would contribute: we are donating $500 to the fund via cheque to RNZWCS.
We enjoyed meeting you at the Clarks and wish you both success in your futures (and a safe trip home Xaver).
If you are ever back in the Bay of Plenty there is always a place to stay here, on the beach at Papamoa.
 
Enjoy the final days and congratulations from me and the club.
Kind regards
Vivian
 
Vivian Edgar
President
Rotary Club of Papamoa

Thank you Vivian and thanks to Rotary Club of Papamoa. We are in Invercargill and looking forward to a short but sharp ride to Bluff in the morning - nearly there! Glad to hear that you have been following the blog and that is wonderful that your club has come back with that donation, I will add it to the total if I haven't already. [I've done it for you - Ed]

It was great meeting you and perhaps we will catch up some time in Papamoa.

All the best,
Ollie and Xaver

 

Day 53

15 January 2011

Tuatapere to Invercargill

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Day 52

14 January 2011

Manapouri to Tuatapere

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Day 51

13 January 2011

Te Anau to Manapouri

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Day 50

12 January 2011

Cascade Creek to Te Anau

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Day 49

11 January 2011

Milford Sound to Cascade Creek

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Day 48

10 January 2011

Mossburn to Te Anau

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Day 47

9 January 2011

Queenstown to Mossburn

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Day  46

8 January 2011

Queenstown to Queenstown

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Day  45

7 January 2011

Arrowtown to Queenstown

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Day  44

6 January 2011

Wanaka to Arrowtown

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Day  43

5 January 2011

Makarora to Wanaka

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Day  42

4 January 2011

Haast to Makarora

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Day  41

3 January 2011

Lake Paringa to Haast

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Day  40

2 January 2011

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Journey of Hope Page 4

Lake Paringa Day 40 to Bluff on the final Day 54

Other Journey of Hope Pages:

Cape Reinga on Day 1 to Auckland on Day 8.
Coromandel on Day 9 to Eastbourne on Day 27.
Wellington on Day 28 to Franz Josef on Day 39.
This page: Lake Paringa on Day 40 to Bluff on Day 54.
 
 
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