- Start date: 30 July 2010
- Age When Completed: 56
- Direction Walked: North to South
A wonderful experience and challenge. Only made possible by the foresight of Geoff Schafer, Peter Hewett, Wayne Schmidt and Ross Gobby, the commitment of the Bibbulmun Track Foundation & volunteers, contributions from financial sponsors, and my wife and family who supported me every step of the way.
Enjoyed taking quince paste, a sharp cheddar, salami and crackers for a lunchtime treat. Never really happy with my commercial dehydrated evening meal options but life was too busy to develop other options. I do make a very good “sweet tooth” trail mix.
A bit like choosing a favourite child! As a Civil Engineer interested in built heritage, I really enjoyed the Donnelly River valley with the old rail formations - but also the remoteness and diversity of Northcliffe to Walpole.
Walking Donnelly River to Walpole and not seeing a single person on the track.
A wonderful and treasured experience. Enjoyed taking and posting a few photos on social media so my friends and family could walk vicariously with me. Enjoyed every step of the way - and not one blister!
Given the entries in the camp notebook everyone else got to see whales along the south coast - but I didn’t!
Your Best Equipment
My single walking pole and Martin Backpacker guitar I carried from Walpole to Albany.
Your Worst Equipment
I did not travel as light as others but happy with my choices re tent, extra clothes and large first aid kit etc.
Advice for Others
Just start it - you get better at is as you go along.