October 25, 2017

Last time I left you, we had our final supper as The Meryls (Eliza, Fraser, Jamie, Annabelle and I) on Thursday night and gone to bed. 

Friday 20th

We woke up and had a slow morning packing up, eating as much leftover food for breakfast as we could, and consolidating wha...

October 23, 2017

It's hard to sum up a trip like the one that's just happened. Over the course of the last eight days, eight amazing people joined me along 90 of the 100 km of the Great Ocean Walk from the 12 Apostles to Apollo Bay. This is Part 1 of that journey.

Last Monday I was join...

October 15, 2017

Only 20 km today, but I made it to the 12 Apostles Visitors Centre which was the planned meeting point for my fellow hikers joining me on the Great Ocean Walk tomorrow. Waking up was slow, steady and delightful. The km did not flow this morning, but that was ok. I made...

October 14, 2017

You know you've had a good night's sleep when you realise your makeshift pillow is wet with your saliva before you even open your eyes. It seems every morning on the trail has started this way, and today's was no exception. 

The Great Ocean Road is just starting to get...

October 13, 2017

Today I woke up to rain pattering on the outside of the tent. The great thing about rain is that it comes from clouds, and clouds keep heat in. I was warm and cosy and it was difficult to remove myself from such bliss. I dozed perhaps a bit longer than I should have. T...

October 12, 2017

Last night I ended my post over a plate of hot dinner in the take-away shop, generously donated by a Port Fairy local. But the night did not end there, oh no! Only a few minutes later, in walked Ian who had seen me walking out on the Princes Highway. Ian the Carpenter...

October 11, 2017

Twenty-seven kilometres was the target for today, which I would have reached, except as I got closer to the town of Port Fairy I realised that there weren't any good camping spots. Before I knew it I realised I was in the centre of town, which is where I am currently w...

October 10, 2017

It feels SO great to be on the road again! The feelings of liberation I've experienced walking across country like this are unlike anything I've experienced before. Still recovering from injury, I feel even more lucky to be able to take a slower pace as I warm up to lo...

October 9, 2017

To finish up my recovery period I headed over to Wollangarra's Open Day in Victoria with my mum Dora and our friend Jane.

Wollangarra is a pretty special place. It's a non-profit outdoor education centre that provides an opportunity for young people to develop a connect...

September 28, 2017

Yesterday I had covered 20 km by 11.00 am. My body felt incredible. I was overjoyed by the fact that I felt as though my muscles were adapting to the 35 - 40 km a day that I would be walking and my emotional state reflected what I was feeling physically: alive and free...

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There are over 1900 species in danger of extinction in Australia. Tristan is walking from Adelaide to Melbourne and around Tasmania to raise money and awareness for conservation activities to protect these species.

100% of donations received will Proudly Support:

BioR will use funds raised by 1900 Footprints to restore and maintain a species-rich conservation block near Monarto, South Australia

 Funds for Wollangarra will sponsor 

disadvantaged young people to attend life-changing outdoor courses in the Victorian mountains.

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