Today it's the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival 2023.
This time last year I was in Hokitika, mid-ride on the West Coast Wilderness Trail, and had hoped to see, Kiwi musician, Greg Johnson performing at the 2022 festival. It was a bizarre coincidence as his music played a significant role in my decision to take off around NZ on a bike and he lives in Los Angeles.
When I rode the trail was decided, by other fixed events, before I even realised the Festival was that weekend, never mind Greg was performing. That our paths crossed on the remote West Coast of NZ was rather astonishing.
Sadly COVID cancelled that event and although Greg is back this year I wasn't able to be there. However, looking forward to his upcoming Auckland performance in a couple of weeks.