After months & months of intricate planning & organising, dehydrating meals, painstakingly googling the best of lightweight hiking gear, purchasing these expensive lightweight hiking gear, researching to no end on absolutely everything we need to know before tackling a long ass hike, we have arrived at Mundaring Weir Hotel. Settled into a cosy room no doubt with a simmering wood fireplace right by our bed, contents of our backpacks spread over the spare bunk bed in our room. Spit roast lamb with potatoes, pumpkin, carrot & peas sitting in our little fridge ready to be zapped back into life in the microwave as the hotel serves no dinners unless it is a Saturday. Our little indulgence of red wine & to do absolutely nothing but rest on our backends tonight.
I can tell you it has taken weeks on end to collect everything we needed for 9 boxes of food & assortments to be dropped at certain locations over the 9 weeks that start tomorrow morning. Yes, tomorrow morning we start at the Kalamunda terminus end & begin our long voyage along a track that weaves, winds up hill, down hill, around hills, over rivers, along beaches, across water inlets, through towns, even sometimes bends back on itself, eventually ending at the southern terminus of Albany. Which is 5 / 5.5 hours by car, but for us on foot, 9 weeks we expect to take.
I will advise now there will be blog updates done sporadically where there is cell phone reception, do not expect any daily update as we traverse the great & glorious Bibbulmun Track!!
Checking out of Civilisation folks…..