As I write this I am sitting in a tent, on a pig farm, somewhere in South Australia, about 100 kms south of Port Augusta. The farmer is just one of the many people who have stepped up to help us on our journey, by giving us a place to camp.
I’m from Melbourne, and have spent most of the last few years of my life in cities, so this countryside is largely unfamiliar to me. The whole walk so far has been an incredible learning experience, starting with the personal stories I experienced in Port Augusta, to the stories of the people from all over Australia who are walking with me, to the finer details of BZE’s Repower Port Augusta Report and my increasingly intimate understanding of the blister.
After yesterday’s heat we were all glad to have some cooler weather today, despite a little rain, and spirits were high. We walked a little over 20 kms, which felt easy after previous days, and had more time in the afternoon to relax. From
this morning we’ve been walking towards a wind farm, which spurs us on, not only as the beacon of another destination on our walk, but as a symbol of the future that we’re walking for.