Walking the length of the South Island – with guest Becky Cameron

We live in an increasingly frantic and speeded up world. For many people, even driving at 100km/hour has become too slow. One major growing counter-revolution to this frenzy of hurry – is Slow Travel. And when it comes to slow travel – we can’t get much slower than walking.

Walking brings us experiences that we don’t have when we jump on a plane, in a car – or even on a bicycle. It changes us in good ways – both physically and mentally.

Someone who chose to Travel Slow by walking this summer, is Dunedin artist Becky Cameron, who walked the length of the South Island taking the Te Araroa Trail. I talk to her about why she did it, how it has changed her and what benefits we can expect with walking as our predominant mode of travel.

This show was recorded on the 27th of April 2017.

To listen to this programme about Walking as Slow Travel please click on http://www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=67c9c449-f739-4a88-b0a5-c28f50bf603b

(If you want to listen to this show and the link is not working – please let me know! We endeavour to re-air our older popular shows on request.)

To listen to recent Eco Living in Action radio shows on the Otago Access Radio Website go to http://www.accessradio.org/ProgrammePage.aspx?PID=d6c5fa93-1644-4811-acef-71386373b70a

For more information –

This show was originally broadcast on the 11th May 2017 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. Eco Living in Action is sponsored by Sustainable Dunedin City.

Becky Cameron at her destination – Bluff – the south of the South Island of New Zealand

Travers Pass – just one of the outstanding landscapes Becky passed through.

Becky found much inspiration for her daily drawings in the landscape. Here is her drawing of Travers Pass.

Home again after two months away. Becky weeding out the thistles in her garden in Dunedin.



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