Double hutting to Harris – Kal to Col, Day 16

Thankfully it was much warmer last night and I got up very early for what was to be a long day (34 kms in the end). The radio guy at the camp had got up very early at first light (5.30am) but that actually helped me. I was walking by 7am and it was the … Read more

Onward to Possum Springs – Kal to Collie Day 15

Man it was cold last night! I think it was the coldest night I have camped, possibly anywhere on earth, including Scotland! The only item of clothing that didn’t remain on me was my spare merino underpants. I’d have put them on my head had it got any colder. Today was going to be around … Read more

Along the river – Kal to Collie, Day 13

Today was another shortish day under 20 km to the Murray campsite. The female snoring brigade were heading north and thankfully away from where I was going. Just as I was about to leave camp ‘Smellie Kelly’ (trail name) turned up for a quick breakfast before heading on to where I was going. She could … Read more

Female snoring choir – Day 12 

I left the Dwelly caravan site just before the 10am ejection time. I made a beeline for the rather excellent Blue Wren cafe where I gorged on hamburger, chips and latte. View this post on Instagram hiker hunger fix #bib2017lt A post shared by anthikes@workingnomad (@workingnomad) on Oct 5, 2017 at 8:29pm PDT The IGA … Read more

Cruising into Dwelly – Day 11

Slept OK in Chadoora and was keen to make it into town with all it’s treats and comforts. I left camp around 9.30am for the 21km walk. Bruce left a little before me and was due to get a pick up after 8km. I saw him at his pick up point a couple of hours … Read more

Big day to Chadoora – Day 10

I slept pretty well just outside the shelter but I am still wondering whether my expensive new Sea 2 Summit ultralight sleeping pad is wide enough for a comfortable night. Time will tell. I was first to leave camp! On the trail before 9am and I reached Mt Wells camp around lunchtime. There is a … Read more

Back to the city – Kalamunda to North Bannister, Day 8

After 8 days in the bush I was finally on my way back to Perth. I’d never done more than 6 days unsupported in the wilderness before and in the past I’d have been itching to get back to creature comforts, but I wasn’t actually that bothered this time. It’s a good thing I am … Read more

Lost on Cooke – Kal to N.Ban, Day 7

I had a fantastic night’s sleep in Mt Cooke group camp. It helped being in a group of just one! My planned destination for the day was the distant Ginger Creek campsite, but I was not going to make it. The plan was to have lunch at Nerang camp and then hike the 17 km … Read more