Janine Batger (Wobbly Wanderer #2/ Neens or neensy)

Completed: 21 May 2011

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Janine Batger
Wobbly Wanderer #2/ Neens or neensy
  • Start date: 9 September 2010
  • Age When Completed: 39
  • Direction Walked: Sectional
  • Others in Group:

    Wobbly Wanderer #1 (Keith Hunt).

General Comments

End to End walk became sectional after a tendon injury ended my trip.  Walked Kalamunda to Balingup with my father (Keith Hunt) and Balingup to Albany with my husband (Phil).

Food/Supplies Comments

Organised own food drops along the way. Used some Back Country meals and also dehydrated our own vegetables.  Visitor Centres in all towns were very helpful and more than happy to hold onto food parcels. Major towns in the southern half had a very good range of food.  If we did it again would consider buying supplies in those towns instead of relying on food drops.

Favourite Section

Too many to mention.


Too many to list them all.

Personal Reactions

The ultimate form of escapism in this crazy world we live in.  Life on the Track is simple and so rewarding in many different ways.  The biggest thank you to every single individual and organisation that has contributed along the way to make the Track what it is today.


Kangaroo, wallaby, possum and birdlife, a group of seals near Peaceful Bay, a large group of emus wandering around less than 30m in front of the shelter at Harris Dam.  Shocked at extent of feral cat numbers.

Your Best Equipment

Without a doubt, happy feet.  Followed closely by a warm sleeping bag, 55+15 Lowe Alpine backpack and walking sticks.

Your Worst Equipment

Unhappy feet!  Also a supposedly -3 degree rated sleeping bag - froze on near 0 degree spring nights, even with a thermo reactor liner!

Advice for Others

Purchase gear that suits you. Enjoy the journey at your pace.  Eat chocolate.  Laugh lots, with the good and bad, it really does help. Don’t rely on restocks at Peaceful Bay.  Achieve some track fitness before you go.