The Bibbulmun Track – Walpole to Denmark

And so, here is the penultimate section of my walk along the Bibbulmun Track for Epilepsy Action! From Walpole, through to Denmark, via The Valley of the Giants and Peaceful Bay. Friday, 8th November 2013: Day 43 Walpole rest day. Slept in until 6:30 am and wandered down to the cafĂ© about two hours later.Continue reading “The Bibbulmun Track – Walpole to Denmark”

The Bibbulmun Track – Northcliffe to Walpole

Continuing my journey along the Bibbulmun Track with an 8 day section, from Northcliffe across the Pingurup Plains and the coast to Walpole. Friday, 1st November 2013: Day 36 A very late start for us, leaving the Bibbulmun Break Motel and rejoining the track, under threat of drizzle, along the disused tramway and then ontoContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track – Northcliffe to Walpole”

The Bibbulmun Track – Pemberton to Northcliffe

Continuing my journey along the Bibbulmun Track with a 3 day section, from Pemberton to Northcliffe Monday, 28th October 2013 – Day 32 Mikey and I saw Andrew off at the bus stop, and then went for breakfast; he would be missed. The day was relaxed; posted back some clothes and saved 900 grams, collectedContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track – Pemberton to Northcliffe”

The Bibbulmun Track – Balingup to Pemberton

Here we go again with another trip report along the Bibbulmun Track. After a days rest in Balingup, it was eight days to Pemberton. Saturday, 19th October 2013: Day 23 A rest day today, and after a fry up breakfast, we picked up supplies from the local store and then took a ride out toContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track – Balingup to Pemberton”

The Bibbulmun Track – Collie to Balingup

Continuing my Bibbulmun adventure, after a couple of zero days, it was time to complete the section to Balingup. Tuesday, 15th October 2013: Day 19 After three nights in a comfy bed and two days without so much as lifting my rucksack, this morning came as a bit of a shock. I left Colliefields aboutContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track – Collie to Balingup”

The Bibbulmun Track – Dwellingup to Collie

Here we go with the next leg of my Bibbulmun Adventure. a leg where I had to dig deep as the weather exacerbated the loneliness of walking alone. Tuesday, 8th October 2013: Day 12 Exchanged contact details with Sean; we’ll go for a beer in Fremantle, where he lives, when I get back to Perth,Continue reading “The Bibbulmun Track – Dwellingup to Collie”

The Bibbulmun Track – Mt. Cooke to Dwellingup

Continuing my Bibbulmun Adventure and in this third part I am accompanied by Dropbear, heading from Mount Cooke shelter to my first rest day in the town of Dwellingup. Thursday, 3rd October 2013: Day 7 Dropbear and I were up at 5 am and on the trail forty-five minutes later. We took advantage of theContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track – Mt. Cooke to Dwellingup”

The Bibbulmun Track – Brookton to Mount Cooke

Continuing my journey and after 4 days I’ve settled into the task. Section Two takes me from Brookton shelter to Mount Cooke. Tuesday, 1st October 2013: Day 5 The usual departure at 7:15 am. A long day ahead today, of 27km. To help, I set myself targets, or tick lists, along the route. The formationContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track – Brookton to Mount Cooke”

The Bibbulmun Track – Kalamunda to Brookton

Greetings from Western Australia! It has taken a while coming, but here is the first posting of my Bibbulmun Track attempt; Section One – Kalamunda to Brookton Shelter. Friday, 27th September 2013: Day 1 I was up and out early; no fanfare, no send off. Kevin, Sue and James were at work, and Cameron wasContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track – Kalamunda to Brookton”

The Bibbulmun Track: WA Weather Woes

You can make the best preparations possible, fine tune everything to the minutest detail, but, at the end of the day, you are always at the mercy of the weather. Sitting off the south-west coast of Australia, in the mighty Southern Ocean, there have been a monotonous succession of low fronts that, for August andContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track: WA Weather Woes”