The Bibbulmun: day fourty seven – Denmark -> West Cape Howe

In September and October 2016 I did the 1000km Bibbulmun Track Solo, North-South. Here’s a few excerpts from my journal.

Today was the conundrum day – to skip a part or to not skip a part? The track crosses over the Denmark inlet, so you either have to catch a ferry across (which is super expensive…I can’t remember exactly how much but like $80? $100?) or else get a lift around the inlet to the other side and meet the track there. If you catch a lift around, you can either get dropped off at the point where the ferry docks (thus doing the ‘whole’ track) or else skip a few km (6km maybe?) and start where the track hits the road and turns inland.

Lynne and I did the full today, but dropped our packs at the road junction, so had the first little part with no pack on. Was a dream walking without carrying anything. It’s so heavy with food and mouthwash (from dentist for my gum) and big gas (no little gas cans available to buy in town!) etc. Feet v sore (what else is new). Glad I did the full thing, was quite chill for 27km. 2 small snakes, 1 x bobby. Other Lyn also hutting with us now. Was a nice night last night – Helle and I went to pub for dinner, then came back and the March girls were drinking wine at the YHA. Had a cider @ pub then a glass of wine at YHA! MG’s were laughing – joking about going in the float tank at Mt Romance and them not letting us in as our feet would contaminate the tank haha. Googled it, tribal dreaming centre is closed 🙁 so no float tank for me! Gong still going though! Only 16.5km tomorrow – hope I sleep in. (unlikely). Had a good talk during the walk today with Lynne about relationships and career and stuff. She met her current husband (of 30+years) when she was married to someone else. Who knows what life will bring. Not much to report on really; track unremarkable except easy climbing – they mapped it along the contours well! And nice views over lowlands. Especially recognizing lowlands, really have a sense I’m in my homeland. Have done 5km of tomorrow’s section too, in the past – to Torbay! My local! Crazy times. Who knew I could last this long with feet this sore. Awoke before 4am again today – ready for bed now (it’s 5pm).

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