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Week Eight

The rollercoaster of emotions continued through the southern Fleurieu Peninsula.

Heysen Trail

Day 50 – Woodhouse Activity Centre to Rocky Creek Hut Campground

By  •  10 months ago

Difficult situations inevitably arise in everyday life. Everybody, at one time or another, will suffer moments of injustice, heartache or tragedy. However, your attitude determines whether or not a situation …
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Day 51 – Rocky Creek Hut Campground to Chookaraloo Campground

By  •  10 months ago

Over the past week, the Heysen Trail had presented a variety of energy-sapping hurdles. From leaving my homely comfort zone on Day 44, to battling Adelaide Hills’ endless range of …
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Day 52 – Chookaraloo Campground to Nangkita

By  •  10 months ago

Solo hiking is a wonderfully reflective experience. Your brain deviates in a myriad of different directions before, inevitably, stumbling on the answer or discovering that you’ve wandered off the track. …
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Day 53 – Nangkita to Heysen’s Rest

By  •  10 months ago

Over the past fortnight, I’d grown used to living life outside of my head. Day 42’s community event, Day 45’s camping comrades, Day 50’s social butterflying and, most recently, Day 52’s …
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Day 54 – Heysen’s Rest to Inman Valley

By  •  10 months ago

Life as a long distance hiker contains unwavering repetition; eat, walk, sleep and repeat. Life is joyously simple. However, at certain times the balance gets out of whack. Some days …
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Day 55 – Inman Valley to Newland Hill Campsite

By  •  10 months ago

After weeks of expansive farmlands, beaten tracks, busy roads and leafy parks, I yearned for a sea change. By Day 55, I’d spent over a month transversing pastoralised and forested …
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Day 56 – Newland Hill Campsite to Balquhidder Campsite

By  •  10 months ago

Wriggling out of your comfort zone can be difficult, but so worthwhile. By modifying your routine, you can ensure that your brain stays active, your goals refocus and, most importantly, …
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