I decided to spend the weekend in Adelaide after being here for a few days for work. But I’m in training for the Oxfam so I decided I needed to go for a walk today.
I walked from my hotel in the north of the city grid down to Glenelg and then along the foreshore and back to catch a tram back into the city. I knew I was in danger of getting rained on, but I made the full 30 kms without a drop of rain; but I finished just in the nick of time.
By the time I got back to the city it was raining and bloody cold, about 12oC according to the BOM site. I don’t mind being cold or wet, but I don’t like being cold and wet. Well, that’s not quite true, I don’t like being cold at all…
I spent last weekend training for the Oxfam Trailwalker. Over Saturday, Sunday, and Monday I walked all 7 sections of the trail. Excluding a few bits that aren’t open until event day, or are just backtracks, I walked 90 of the 100 kilometre trail.
It was one of the best weekends I have spent for a long time. I got to spend time in the amazing D’Aguilar National Park to Brisbane’s north and west. I also got to spend a day with Angela (my niece) and with Heather (my sister). On Saturday Angela and I walk sections 1 and 2 (about 25 kms); on Sunday I completed sections 3, 4, and 5 (about 42 kms), and on Monday, Heather and I completed the walk (sections 6 and 7 – 23 kms).
Angela and I are half of the Family Fellas team (with Angela’s husband Shannon, and her brother, my nephew, Mark) that have entered the Brisbane Oxfam Trailwalker next month.
We have to raise funds, so if you want to donate to help us achieve our goal, and to help Oxfam continue to help people in need all over the world (including survivors of the multiple Nepalese earthquakes) then follow this link to our team page.
Enjoy my piccies from the beautiful forests that I get to walk in every weekend.