The Bibbulmun Track: Food

Organising food for a trek in Australia, before you enter the country, can be problematic. Aussie Quarantine laws restrict certain food stuffs being bought into the country, so you cannot bring in your favourite meals, bought or personally de-hydrated, and you have to do all your shopping when you arrive. I learnt this, to myContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track: Food”

The Bibbulmun Track: An outback office

Another week laid low with some pesky chest complaint left me with the opportunity to put together this little piece exploring how I’ll be blogging on the Bibbulmun Track and keeping everyone back home up to date on my progress. Google Nexus 7 For a while, it seemed as if I was searching for aContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track: An outback office”

The Bibbulmun Track: a budget and a spot of belt tightening

With over 16 months to go, I have just transferred the first £100 into a bank account, which will now be known as my “Bibbulmun Track Fund”. The balance now stands at a paltry £100.14; a long long way to make my target. I can now see that walking the 965 kilometres is only aContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track: a budget and a spot of belt tightening”

The Bibbulmun Track: my next charity challenge

After my April 2012 trek in Tasmania, I returned to Perth, where I arranged a day trip down to the Tree Top Walkway and Valley of the Giants, in the South-West corner of the state. Whilst at the walkway, I spotted a sign to the Bibbulmun Track, which passes through the region. It reminded meContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track: my next charity challenge”

Australia: Overland Track Day 1 – Ronny Creek to Waterfall Valley

9am – Started in the rain, accompanied by a bushwalker setting off on the Horse Track for a day walk. The weather soon cleared up and we soon parted company at a junction, as I laboured up to Crater Lake. One thing was abundantly clear; I was going to struggle! Many would argue that anContinue reading “Australia: Overland Track Day 1 – Ronny Creek to Waterfall Valley”

Ridgeway day 6 – Wendover to Ivinghoe Beacon

Eager to finish today, I caught an early train from Uxbridge, and was leaving Wendover by half past nine. This is a fine village, a little busy, but it has good architecture and a couple of recommended curry houses. It is worth a look if you haven’t been before. For me, it was all aboutContinue reading “Ridgeway day 6 – Wendover to Ivinghoe Beacon”

Ridgeway day 5 – Lewknor to Wendover

Today very much felt like I was in my back yard having trodden this area many many times before. This made it no less daunting, knowing I had ascents of three hills; Lodge, Whiteleaf and Coombe, before I descended to the village of Wendover. After a quick shop to pick up a new memory card,Continue reading “Ridgeway day 5 – Lewknor to Wendover”

Ridgeway day 4 – Streatley to Lewknor

After my rest day, I was back on the train to Goring and Streatley. Some would argue that heading home and commuting for the final three days isn’t really in the spirit of long distance walking, but considering I am on a budget and there is no cheap place to stay for the rest ofContinue reading “Ridgeway day 4 – Streatley to Lewknor”

Ridgeway day 3 – Down Barn Farm to Streatley

I should have seen the signs! When I wandered into the kitchen for breakfast, I asked the owner where I could throw my rubbish, and she pointed to an open bin in the corner, buzzing with flies! I sat down and had a cup of tea, as she cooked my full English, and once IContinue reading “Ridgeway day 3 – Down Barn Farm to Streatley”