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Mother Nature’s Smack Down

I picked myself up and staggered down to the beach to face another blindingly hot day.

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Existential Crisis

I awoke late, sweating in the “onesie” and with a foul taste on my tongue.

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Peed On By A Possum

I walked in a trance for another two hours.

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An Oasis

The breathless day seemed endless.

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My Pack is Fat

But on this sweltering morning, the only outcry came from my hips and shoulders.

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A Rude Awakening

The snort jolted me awake.

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First Steps

I switched on my head torch to navigate the flights of steps leading down to the beach.

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To the Trailhead

Hitchhiking is good for the soul.

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Packing

The day of departure loomed and I went into overdrive. Nine days is not long to plan and prepare for a trek of the magnitude I had set my heart on. I spent the final weekend in a rush of anxiety and elation. I bought enough food to sustain me for the first two weeks […]

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Come Home With a Book

Since time immemorial, men have left their caves, grass huts or whatever with their women’s parting counsel ringing in their ears: “Don’t come home until you’ve found me a big fat woolly mammoth!” Rose made it clear she expected me to come home with the modern equivalent of a successful hunt. “If you’re going to […]

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Keep It Fresh

This expedition would be done on a shoestring budget or not at all.

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A Grand Experiment

This walk would be a grand experiment.