- Start date: 10 October 2020
- Age When Completed: 66
- Direction Walked: North to South
- Others in Group:
Very impressed with the work the foundation and its volunteers and members do, to maintain the track.
Started with too much initially as many will do, until you strike the right balance between the required and the superfluous. Where necessary I sought advice.
Easy! The South Coast by a fair margin, with Walpole to Denmark being my favourite leg. The combination of tingle forest and rugged oceanic coastline is irresistible.
1 See above
2 Meeting some really interesting people.
3 Having dinner with Tim & his BTF maintenance team @Donnelly River
4 Resting up in the various track towns
5 Double- hutting from Mt Chance through to Long Point and living to tell the tale despite encountering more mud, sand and snakes than many would wish to see.
A great sense of personal achievement.
The usual I guess: kangaroos, wallabies, emus, goannas, monitor lizards, snakes and birds, birds, birds.
Your Best Equipment
I have a little pouch thingy which hangs off my belt and allows me quick, easy access to my phone/camera and BTF guide book. I also have to pay the necessary respect to my boots which did another 1000km of carrying me across some extremely rugged terrain .
Your Worst Equipment
LOL! Where do I start? No, I don’t think I had any really bad stuff. But I did send my tent home as I felt early on, the huts would suffice my needs.
Advice for Others
If you feel the itch, then give it a good scratch by getting out there. PS Under no circumstances believe the BTF or any of your experienced track friends when they tell you with a suppressed giggle to not worry about bringing toilet paper because the dunnies are always well stocked.