November 11, 2017

One of the main messages of 1900 Footprints is my belief that we should all slow our lives down a little, take away the distractions and connect with nature at a deeper level. 

So why then would I post all over social media platforms on such a frequent basis? 

The t...

November 11, 2017

Stepping off the Spirit of Tasmania and into Devonport I was a mix of emotions. I was glad to be able to get back on the road again; it was great to relax a bit and see friends in Melbourne but I felt as though I had been sucked into the city and lost the momentum of t...

November 5, 2017

I know people who are amazing naturalists and communicators. When I hear these people talk or write about animals and plants it’s truly fascinating. But I’m not a research scientist. I don’t see myself as a naturalist, or even as someone who communicates interesting ti...

November 1, 2017

Tuesday 31/10

My friend and namesake Dan O’Brien met me at Fraser’s house in the morning. Dan has previously worked at Mittagundi, the sister organisation to Wollangarra, and was the one who had organised my massage the night before. Today he would be walking with me th...

October 29, 2017

It’s interesting, even though I’m constantly on some type of road or path being passed by cars and getting stopped to talk to well-wishers, for the majority of the time I feel quite disconnected from civilisation. I have also begun to notice the difference between peop...

October 27, 2017

Waking up to cars, trucks and buses passing metres from my tent, I packed up and got on the road the earliest of the whole journey this I morning, by around 7.15 am. It took some time for my muscles to warm up, but I stopped again in a cafe to charge devices as I would...

October 26, 2017

Sometimes we have good days, and sometimes they’re not so good. Today wasn’t really all that bad, but more than a few things happened that certainly curtailed the incredibly high spirits I had been maintaining.

Things looked good this morning, waking up on the beach to...

October 25, 2017

Today was a fairly routine day, if you can call spending the day navigating the undulations of the wrong side of the Great Ocean Road on foot routine. But in short, the scenery continues to outdo itself, the right shin continues to ache, and life goes on in a spectacul...

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...

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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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