This long and wonderful book has kept me company throughout all our riding in New Zealand.
As we caught the ferry out of Picton to Wellington, returning northward, I finished it and read the following opening sentence to one of the final chapters about the heroine:
She travelled for weeks in an aimless way, all around the South Island.
The descriptions of the land and sea complimented much of our own travels in the south, giving a depth and meaning to places that I’d otherwise have been without. This is a great, beautiful and emotional book.