With the preparations to the next section of the walk there is one more change to introduce to you, the need for this change has only recently come to my attention and is not voluntary. Hopefully this will be the last significant change for a while.
The website, thehappywalk.com, which I have been using since 2011 isn’t working anymore and the host won’t give me access to it. It is broken.
This blog is now the place for all the news and Instagram is the place for all the photos.
I’m not worried about the website going down permanently. In fact, it is a relief of sorts. Without any professional assistance it was a hack job and was there only because people needed links for donations. To get around this I will regularly remind anyone who reads the blog and visits Instagram where they can make online donations to help Lifeline and the crowdfund campaign to help the walk.
The Happy Walk fundraising link for Lifeline is https://makingadifference.gofundraise.com.au/page/thehappywalk
The crowdfund campaign for the walk is https://www.gofundme.com/thehappywalk
I would like to say a special thank you to Swedish photographer and minimalist adventurer Mats Andren for the use of his photo on the website and blog. Many journalists and photographers have taken photos of my solo walk around Australia but this is the only one taken by a professional photographer who has also allowed me to use it. I didn’t need to pay for a photo shoot because we met on the Stuart Hwy while Mats walked from Stockholm, Sweden to Sydney and I was on my way to Darwin from Perth. Before we set off in different directions the next morning we posed for each other’s cameras. You can read about his 20,000km trek at the-walk.se