I am sure that when all is said and done,the hardest thing we would have done will have been selling the house at the start of this. I still shudder when I think about it. .
We sold the house by auction. We had 1 bidder.... It was stressful and we had really gone all out on getting the place ready, full repaint inside, roof and deck, full landscaping, staging furniture....
It wasn't that we were attached to it or anything like that, it was that we needed it to sell for an exact amount that would pay for all of the domino like stages of the plan.
It all ended today with the purchase of the house in Nelson
On 3rd April we head off to Western Australia to start the Bibbulmun Trail. It runs for 1000kms from the outer suburbs of Perth down to the southern coastal town of Albany.
Now, the observant amounts you will know we have walked this trail before, all of it! When we walked it before we were living in Perth and we walked the trail on holidays and long weekends, with a final push on a holiday back to Aussie after we moved back to New Zealand. That took quite some effort on our part...
When the trail as it is today was designed, it was intended to be walked as one continuous trip. They call it end to ending, and we will be end to enders..
Because we loved the trail so much, we really wanted to walk the trail end to end.
We know one thing, this will not be easy, it never is walking 20+kms a day every day with 12 odd kg's on your back, maybe in the heat, or worse yet in the rain.. although unlikely. Problem is we have done this before in 2000 and know how great it can be to travel a long way on foot.
It's a strange sense of satisfaction that is hard to explain. So I won't. The blisters and strains often linger longer than that sense anyway.
it's Our Epic Trip...
David & Christine are from New Zealand and are embarking on a trip around the world the slow way, on foot and by personal vehicle. This could get interesting!