Thursday, August 16, 2018

day 13

16 Aug. Climbed all day in changing weather. Rain, sun, hail, snow. 2 feet wet and frozen. Now at 1200m on snow. Exposed to all weather elements. Hope it's not too bad. Keeping faith.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

day 12

15 Aug. Drizzle and rain all day. High vegetation and ferns so my pants got soaked. Shoes and socks too. Saw 2 dozen of wallabies. Walked with full load at the end of the day.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

day 11

 14 Aug. When there is sun, it's not on my side of the gorge. Going down is also slow as no wrong step allowed. Fell a few times on my bum and arm. Calves and knees swollen.

day 10

 13 Aug. I laugh at how slow I am. Reached Loongana high point. No rain but heavy wind. Might dry my tent. John left me food at the pass. Will not use but give away.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

day 9

 12 Aug. Rain at the end of the day. Passed the island of the river. Now camping safely after the Rope mentioned in the tracknotes of the Penguin Cradle Trail. So wet. Need sun.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

day 8

 11 Aug.  And another day with the river. 1 blister on my left foot doing more work. Now setting up camp. Test research in the morning.

day 7

 10 Aug. Another slow and dangerous day following the Leven river upstream. I fell on a finger and cut it open over 2 cm. Directly took care of it. Moved 40 fallen trees.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

day 6

 9 Aug. A day to remember. Lesson: no more trek with such load and steep slopes in the dark. This pct is not easy. Tired, setting up camp. Hopefully safer tomorrow.

day 5

 8 Aug. Big rain all night. Put bandages on my feet. Useless after descent and wading in a creek up to the knees. Long safe descent to tarmac road. I hate tarmac. Dry day.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

day 4

 7 Aug. Back and forth all day. Dried blood in sleeping bag. Found the culprit: big leech! Nature is great. Set up camp early. Relatively dry.

Monday, August 06, 2018

day 3

 6 Aug. All good so far. Slow but progressing. Mindset positive. Equipment OK. Supplies OK. Such a hard climb! Leeches everywhere. So many logs to go over or crawl under. Back and feet need a rest.
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Sunday, August 05, 2018

day 2

5 Aug: started after the rain. Ups and downs. Hard work. Walked back and forth with stuff since the end of the day until now. Good campsite. Still wet. Clothes don't dry. 
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day 1

4 Aug: 62kg in fact. Road boring. Now pct ok. Going to #Leven River, felt it's too dark and dangerous so I'll stop and camp here. 18:40. Tracker off. 
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Friday, August 03, 2018

Day 0 - A good night sleep

All batteries are charged, food is ready, equipment is ready. I just need to pack everything. No idea how everything will fit in and outside the backpack. I'll wake up at 6am and John will drive me to Penguin for a start at 9.00 Tasmanian time.
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