I’m really excited I wrote a story for GLAMOUR! If you’re interested in backpacking and curious about how to get into it, this is a good tale of what you probably don’t want your first trip to be like. But let me tell you, it was definitely an adventure!
A week after finishing the South Coast Track, I walked the remaining stretch back to Hobart and I had done it: I walked around Tasmania, covering 1,604 kilometres in 58 days and quite a few rest days on top of that. I walked back to Pilgrim Coffee, where I had begun my hike originally, and … Continue reading Walking Around Tasmania (part 7) : The Hike, Facts and Thoughts
I had spent five days walking the Port Davey Track, which was as traumatising as it was powerful, and a blissful afternoon and early morning soaking up Maleleuca airstrip’s sudden abundant sunrays and quiet ease. I watched a group of tourists flying in and wandering around the area, taking short walks along the few walking … Continue reading Walking Around Tasmania (part 6) : South Coast Track
The Wild West of Tasmania had been the first true taste of walking through a remote and vastly deserted area, but crossing the Southwest National Park came to be the true challenge. After arriving in Queenstown, it took eight days to arrive at Ouse, the last point of resupply until the town of Dover, which … Continue reading Walking Around Tasmania (part 5) : The Port Davey Track
“You’re a legend!” The guy yelled out from the back of the van. I had to laugh. I had just told the young group in the van that I was walking around Tasmania, but they had already heard of me. Despite the lack of people on this side of the island, somehow, my reputation preceded … Continue reading Walking Around Tasmania (part 4) : Down the (Wild) West Coast
The evening grew closer and darker and from inside my tent I heard the wind raging, louder and louder, while the rain plummeted agressively onto the tent’s fabric, which was flapping obtrusively. I could make out a van driving into Gladstone’s town park, where I had set up my tent next to the public toilet’s … Continue reading Walking Around Tasmania (part 3) : Along the North Coast