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
Can you please help? I'm needing a bit of help at the moment to cover the costs of the walk like sports therapy, food, shelter, camp fees, cooking gas, phone data... I ran out of money 2 years ago after putting in $70,000 of my own, including selling everything of value, and in the last … Continue reading Can you please help?
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
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)
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
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
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