Photo by Mark Price.
Rainy weather did not seem to bother Shaya Laughlin (17),
of Cairns, and Jeremy Basset (19), of Geneva, as they headed
for the Crown Range on their way to Queenstown on New Year's
Day. The pair left Cape Reinga on November 28 and plan to be in
Bluff by January 10, raising money as they go for the Sir Peter
Blake Trust in New Zealand and Save Our Sea Turtles in Cairns.
Ms Laughlin said they had raised several hundred dollars with
promises of more when they completed their 2257km journey.
Their longest day journey had been 110km and their shortest
40km - on Christmas Day. Ms Laughlin said after they reached
Bluff they would take the bus to Christchurch Airport, on
their way home.