Cooloola Great Walk

Another incredible week of The Happy Walk has passed.  Only last week i said goodbye to the caring and supportive women i met in Rainbow Beach. It would have been easy to stay longer in the company of such strong and resilient women. Thank you Brooke, Kirstie, Pearl, Jacqui, Glenys, Kay, Delila and Xavier. Thank … Continue reading Cooloola Great Walk

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K’gari – Fraser Island Great Walk

On the 12th of July i lived up to a promise i made myself 19 years ago. One long weekend in 1998 an old partner, Phil, and i took his Toyota Landcruiser to Fraser Island for one of our regular micro adventures camping, bushwalking and exploring Queensland. I look back on that time in my … Continue reading K’gari – Fraser Island Great Walk

1770 to Hervey Bay

It feels longer since the last update. Time is passing too fast as I walk through some of the most beautiful places in Australia. "Where has been your favourite place?" is one of the questions people often ask. It is impossible to chose only one place. If I consider all the places made special for … Continue reading 1770 to Hervey Bay

Thoughts

On change... I am glad the walk has taken this long. The time has given many more opportunities for personal growth as well as a broader appreciation and awareness of my country, people and my place in it.  Often I wished I had walked faster and pushed on through all seasons so I could move … Continue reading Thoughts

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

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

thehappywalk.com website is broken!

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 … Continue reading thehappywalk.com website is broken!

Final Prep Pt5

The Happy Walk is still a Lifeline fundraiser and I am still carrying a message of hope, health and happiness. Without the exposure I had pushing a barrow down the highway and after ending my toxic relationship with face book I will need to prepare some epic pitches for media, sponsorship, donations and connecting with … Continue reading Final Prep Pt5

Changes

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

Today I am not okay

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