Hitting my stride

Left Denmark just after 8:00am this morning heading to the William Bay shelter which ended up being 22.9km away. I’m finding that there is definitely a discrepancy between the online tool for the track and my GPS.

Today’s walk was excellent with 19 degree sunny weather and little or no wind so I actually appreciated the ocean views today. The first 8km of the walk was spent leaving the suburbs of Denmark and from there the trip was upward as I approached the summit of Mount Hallowell. The views from the high points are excellent but I’m not just a peak bagger and find it irksome sometimes that trail designers always have to walk up the highest peaks they can find. I know many people like this but I’m not one of them.

On the journey to the William Bay shelter I passed through Lights Beach and as warned, the large sand dune had been fully washed away by the recent storms. The damage done to the beaches along my walk so far is phenomenal. I worked my way up through an adjacent area just glad it wasn’t snake season but there was no other option.

The walk from here was uneventful but did involve sections of very soft sand going up hill which made for hard walking. I made it to William Bay shelter at around 2:30pm and given my next stop was 20-30km away, decided to call it quits.

I settled in for the day, had dinner and was asleep by around 6:30pm. I wa a bit apprehensive given the mice story I had heard so hung my food bag just in case.

My feet have been fine today with the strapping and I seem to be settling into a regular pace and rhythm with my walk but I’ll see how I maintain this. I’m not eating as much as I should but have always found that for me exercising is an appetite suppressant so I know. I’ll need to force myself to maintain fitness. I have already tightened my pants twice since the start of the walk so I know I’m loosing weight.

Left Denmark just after 8:00am this morning heading to the William Bay shelter which ended up being 22.9km away. I’m finding that there is definitely a discrepancy between the online tool for the track and my GPS. Today’s walk was excellent with 19 degree sunny weather and little or no wind so I actually appreciated the ocean […]