Thank you

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

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Week 1

I'll let the photos do most of the talking (: Sometimes I um and ah about side trips, especially I have not heard any recommendations. So it was a pleasant surprise when I discovered a local secret, Tannum Sands. The walk/bike track all g Boyne River was equally as beautiful. I met Jan and Karl … Continue reading Week 1

Day One (of the last leg)

This morning I return to The Happy Walk after 7 months recovery break feeling good about it. With only about 2,900kms remaining I am not concerned about time, deadlines, racing the seasons and especially not breaking any personal distance records. This year the walk will be relaxed, setting comfortable distances and achievable goals. This year … Continue reading Day One (of the last leg)

Nerves

In one week I will be walking the first day of the final section of The Happy Walk and I am more nervous than ever before. This leg and the distances planned for each day are almost half that of the last 3 years. Returning to backpacking is a shift back to my comfort zone. … Continue reading Nerves

Authorised Fundraiser

Since 2012 I have been a fundraiser for Lifeline. While walking 1,250kms around Tasmania I asked Lifeline if I could help them to say thanks for the help they gave me. There are many excellent fundraising events happening throughout Australia but a few frauds mean we need proof of authority to fundraise. Before beginning the … Continue reading Authorised Fundraiser

Newsletter

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

How Can You Help?

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 thehappywalker@gmail.com or call 0487264508 (phone is often out of range … Continue reading How Can You Help?

Abundantly Supported Solo Unaccompanied

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

Dirty Hippie

Sweat. Sunburn. Stink. Stings. No problem. Dirty Hippie Cosmetics has just become the sweetest smelling sponsor of The Happy Walk! Danni, the amazing creator of this organic, handmade, cruelty free business has organised a regular resupply of sunscreen with repellent, deodorant paste, ocean soap bar, shampoo bar, cooling foot and muscle heat rubs. Hygiene is a … Continue reading Dirty Hippie

Meet Jekyll

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