Where an adventure began


I can honestly say that the Routeburn Track was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I wanted to do a trekking for ages and in January 2012, that dream finally became a reality. Before the ‘real thing’ started, I had to cross two swing bridges, of which this is one. Not a fan of these things, but it really couldn’t go wrong. It was a challenging trek, exhausting as well, but worth every footstep, every raindrop, everything. I was in my element and let me tell you…that feels amazing!

I’m curious, when are you in your element?

Published by Alive and Trekking

Dreamer. Adventurer. Traveller. Geek. Idealist. Nature. New Zealand, Nordic countries and the Arctic.

8 thoughts on “Where an adventure began

  1. I sounds like you really enjoyed your adventure, San – fulfilling a dream must have been amazing 🙂 This bridge looks a bit scary to me … I might have had to close my eyes and hold tightly to the rails, I think 🙂


    1. I absolutely did! And what I loved, besides the stunning nature, was the incredible friendly people I met. It was amazing! The swing bridge was…interesting. You can hold onto the rails, but it still swings. I just waited to be alone so nobody else could add their swinging! 🙂

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        1. Yes, it absolutely did make it more memorable. Hahaha, synchronised swing bridge crossing, now there’s a craft! I’d rather pass the bridge alone! But I’ve had worse. In Sweden, the bridge broke down because too many people tried to cross at once. There was a real traffic jam and we had to climb the railings not to get wet from the river! It was crazy!

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