we are really going on this awesome trip... I should say this epic trip!
Its been a very intense few months. In just planning this we have gone well out of our comfort range and been tested on a few things a few times. But here we are, flying over South Australia's Kangaroo Island on the way to Perth to start hiking the Bibbulmun Trail. I really hope it is warmer in Perth than it is on plane right now. If it's not, we are in for problems and will need more warm gear. The flight path map shows it is minus 60 outside. It's not quite that cold inside, but still outside of my comfort zone...again!
I guess the discomforts we have had to deal with is why we are not on a plane full of people going off to do long distance hiking trips and Africa safaris. When we have been telling people of the trip we often get the same response... Why? It's a good question. Right now, it still seams like a good question. Especially now. I am still sad after leaving behind our 2 loving cats who don't understand why and our many friends and family. Our parents wonder why we couldn't just watch some National Geographic show about the entire thing and we both have met people that think we are completely nuts. But here we are traveling at 770kph towards this craziness, and we couldn't be happier. The more it sinks in, the more at ease we feel with the entire thing. We will never have the opportunity to stand on the top of a mountain and be the first to plant a flag or land on a beach and claim it for 'king and country' but we can feel like we are doing that every time we do something new or discover a new place (to us).
Maybe, just maybe we can inspire someone or one of our friends to move away from the comforts of home and the familiar day to day and experience the excitement of effort and reward and the thrill of risk and discovery?
Soon on we will be flying over the south coast of Western Australia. It will take us about 20 minutes flying to cover the distance we will take 7 weeks for us to walk. It is interesting to look out the little window and see the places we will walk. More interesting to walk it though.
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!