I haven’t posted in a while and here is my excuse: My brother had his birthday and that made me think about my birthday (in march) and what presents I would like to get. I had recently found the Facebook National Geographic page and was wondering if I would like a subscription to the magazine for my birthday and therefore went to their website to have a look. My wandering eye found a tab that said ‘Travel’ and so of course I clicked on it. (my feet love wandering and I don’t have a lot of control over them) Whilst searching through this page I came upon a ’20 best treks from around the world’ and inevitably I looked at it. Eventually my eye caught a flash of ‘Australia, Bibbulmun track’ and I read their blurb about it, became very exited and looked at the official website. http://www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au/walk-the-track/
After reading for an hour or so I got up to get ready for bed (this being very late at night around 12ish) and mentioned it to my mum in a ’poor me here we living in a house doing boring stuff like looking for work and starting uni’ sort of way. To my surprise she responded with a, ‘yeah sure, I feel like going for a walk’. Thus I have spent the last few days planning, looking up light-weight tents, beds, sleeping bags, and generally learning all I could about the trek.
Our plan so far is to go around September-November this year. (so much for starting uni… next year I guess)
The Bibbulmun track is a two month-long trek (if you do the whole thing which is my plan). It starts in Kalamunda which is just south of Perth, Western Australia, and ends in Albany (which is further south and on the coast).
^That depends on which time of the year you are going, if going at the start of summer you head south to escape the heat, if at the start of winter you head north from Albany to Kalamunda to escape the cold.
And what we have learned from this is that small coincidences and staying up late make good things happen. Seriously, that is how we ended up traveling Nepal for three months at the start of 2011 (and hiking Annapurna whilst we were there), getting my cat, and traveling around most of Australia for six months when I was around 7. All of these where thought up and approved of extremely late at night.
So stay up late, be in a positive mood, be open to possibilities and anything can end up happening.