Bruce & Dianne Bowman (Gandalf & Pixie Dust)

Completed: 25 September 2019

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Bruce & Dianne Bowman
Gandalf & Pixie Dust
  • Start date: 1 August 2019
  • Age When Completed: 64
  • Direction Walked: North to South
  • Others in Group:

    Dianne Bowman (Pixie Dust)

General Comments

Some of the taps on the tanks allowed a lot of water spillage.

Food/Supplies Comments

We got sufficient food at each town.

Favourite Section

Coastal cliffs and southern ocean were great.  Tingle forest was very beautiful.

Highlights

Near cyclonic winds on Thursday September 19. just about blew us off the coastal sand dunes.  Swamp areas were interesting.  Saw whales on 3 different days.

Personal Reactions

Too much walking in burnt areas.

Wildlife

Wildlife was scarce in most areas.

Your Best Equipment

Merino wool under garments.

Your Worst Equipment

Tomahawk, I dropped this off after a few days.
My sleeping bag was not warm enough on the zero degree nights. Needed a down minus 5 degree bag.

Advice for Others

Light pack.  Woolen underpants and socks.
Don’t rush the trip, enjoy the moment.