Usually i try not to walk on rest days but sometimes there are places of interest which need a relaxed stroll for best experience. The water front from Scarborough to Woody Point via Redcliffe was a welcome walk after the hills and increasing traffic on narrow roads. The salt air immediately lifted my spirits after … Continue reading To Brisbane
Thank you! Thank you to everyone who responded when i reached out to you. Your response was overwhelming. I don't know how to adequately thank you but you give me more motivation and the means to continue. This walk is our walk! My money situation became a bit embarrassing on the weekend and i needed … Continue reading Thank you
I hope this newsletter finds you well. In less than 2 weeks I will be enjoying the first days of the final 2,900km east coast leg of this epic 16,000+km walk around Australia for Lifeline. I have minimised my online activity to only 4 places making it easier for both you and me. WordPress blog, … Continue reading Newsletter
When you help The Happy Walk you also help me carry a message of hope, health and happiness while raising awareness about Lifeline and suicide prevention. Listed below are ways you can help. If you can please contact me in the comments below, DM me on Instagram, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0487264508 (phone is often out of range … Continue reading How Can You Help?
When I started planning this back in 2010 I imagined walking solo with a support vehicle and behind-the-scenes team but it didn't turn out that way. When I started trying to explain walking around Australia alone without a support vehicle it immediately felt wrong saying "solo unsupported". Even though all other charity walkers, runners and … Continue reading Abundantly Supported Solo Unaccompanied
Wilderness Threadworks has sponsored The Happy Walk a D40 Dyneema (Cuban fibre) Luxmore 45L custom built pack, an awesome ultralight, ultradurable backpack which I will be living out of for 5-6 months this year. The same week I decided to leave The highway and put Dory, my barrow, in storage to backpack the last leg I … Continue reading Meet Jekyll
This is a quick post about some changes to the walk. In the last two weeks I have started and tinkered with a few posts but they are all still drafts. I haven't been able to focus very well, distracted with another project and a bit of mental illness. If this sounds confusing it is … Continue reading Changes
For the last 2 months my mental health, specifically social anxiety, has been deteriorating and last night I was in hospital. It was voluntary. I was scared I would do something stupid and permanent. I needed to be somewhere safe from myself. I had to discharge myself early because my aspie hypersensory issues were starting … Continue reading Today I am not okay