- Start date: 23 June 2019
- Age When Completed: 56
- Direction Walked: North to South
- Others in Group:
I had walked many sections previously but it was great to stitch together all those experiences and stories by completing an E2E.
We learned to dehydrate our own food and welcomed the increasing quality of freeze dry and dehydrated foods available.
Frankland of course! (It’s our maintenance section). However we were also blown away by the Northern Jarrah forests, the area around Mt Cook and around Dwellingup especially. The wildflowers and wildlife were amazing.
Just being disconnected from our work and from technology (most of the time- we used a tracking device with messaging capacity for safety reasons).
I feel refreshed (and much fitter!) and grateful for all the people who supported us including friends and family. Thanks especially to Isabel from the Bibbulmun Track Foundation who assisted us with trip planning and provided some moral support via text along the way!
The birds! We want to re-read the Bird books now and learn more about the dazzling array of birds we saw and heard. We also loved the invertebrates, the blue banded bees and dragon flies and many we had never met before. We’ve got to re-read ‘The Naturalist on the Bibbulmun’ to put more names to wildlife.
Your Best Equipment
My MSR Tent - Hubba Hubba.
It is great in warm or really cold weather and in strong winds. We love sleeping in it witherout the fly, with only the mesh inner, and looking at the stars.
Jet Boil MiniMo- After some difficulties on another walk we received really great service from Sea to Summit. Thanks!
Advice for Others
We walked a section in the South in summer and even though we were a long way south we had to stop, leave the track, and wait SIX DAYS for the weather to cool before continuing. It was a bit frustrating but really important for our safety and out of respect for emergency services people who may be called on to rescue walkers in extreme situations.