Hello everyone…it’s me!
I am safely back in civilisation with my feet propped up on the couch eating copious amounts of chocolate and a tin of rice cream while replying to emails, comments and phone calls. The past few weeks have been an amazing journey with many highs and quite honestly no real lows (apart from each descent down a dune). Having crossed hundreds of dunes I have been left with nothing more than a niggling heel injury (which the RFDS doctor has just been poking and prodding and making me yelp), while my body and muscles feel like they could keep going. That said I don’t think I am capable of writing about the entire walk right now, but over the next few weeks I hope to put together a few posts about different aspects of the walk including that infamous camel chasing experience that everyone seems to want to know about.
Many laughs were had, many steps were taken and many people came together to make the experience what it was. I hope that the pieces of writing to come can somehow describe not only what it was like to walk through the desert itself, but also what life was like on the road and how when all was said and done our crew were still speaking to each other at the end.
The arrival into town on Monday was a wonderful experience and from the bottom of my heart I thank everyone who came out for it, and also my wonderful family, support crew and friends who joined me on the road for the last leg of the journey.
Below are a couple of links to different media circles that have written about the walk or that I have spoken to over the past couple of days. The walk was also forever engraved in the Hansard of Federal Parliament when it was mentioned by our local MP Bruce Scott, who also joined me for the last leg. During the walk I also did an interview with 4WD Touring and The Great Outdoors but I’ll have to keep you posted on these ones.
I am extremely proud of what we have achieved in terms of fundraising for the RFDS as well as raising awareness for their service, and I can very happily announce that we are over $28,500 and still accepting donations.
Keep an eye out over the coming weeks for more posts and photos from the trip, as well as updates on the fundraising tally. Unfortunately the internet connection out here is a little slow so I have only managed to upload a few photos into the gallery for now.
Thanks again everyone. You are all stars!