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Day Ten: Nerang to Gringer Creek

Had a pretty good nights sleep awoke at 11.30pm then dozed off with funny dreams. Ambles on the other hand was kept awake as Ross was snoring so loudly in his tent. Slept in until 5.50am. Body ached. Top of my right foot & ankle feeling tender & sore from hitting the rock on my waterslide event yesterday. Today we had 16kms. Jill & Ross said they are doing a south section later in October, might go north to south to join us as they liked our company! They set off then us, the younger couple still enjoying a lazy morning lay in their tent.

 

This section is pretty flat, going through lots of vegetation & blackboy areas. I stayed ahead of Ambles taking care with my right ankle now. It was an overcast day not much sun, was feeling cold most of the time. We were meeting our trail angels for our second box resupply. Ambles grumbled saying, “I’m feeling rushed!” But still didn’t make him go faster! Ambles has two speeds; normal slow amble & faster amble pace by a few seconds 😂. I was so far in front when I hit Wearne road, 800metres from the Campsite & saw Ambles car parked there.

 

There was our trail angels with more sandwiches & choc milk, iced coffee for Ambles. We loaded up our backpacks some more before staggering off to our camp, waving farewell again, our tummies full. Even got fresh baked banana bread to bring with us! The young couple were right behind us, this time they chatted to us. Quite a nice couple called Kirsty & Gijs. Another end to ender rocked up having double hutted from Mt Cooke this morning. His name is Mick from over Mackay & goes by the name ‘Emu’ on track. He said yes, Daisyfish was at Mt Cooke last night so good to know she is back on the track! Mick is doing 30km days so double hutting tomorrow as well, as he is training for the Pacific Crest Trail in America as well as other trails. This campsite is lovely despite being close to Albany Hwy hence there is a lot of traffic noise. Tristan had left us another hello Jodie & Derrick! in the trail log book.

 

The Three Ways Roadhouse closed months ago unfortunately for renovations otherwise I was looking forward to a hot greasy burger & chips! It is going to be freezing over the next few nights dropping down to minus 2 tonight! Gonna freeze my toes off! Ambles has yet another Campfire going to keep us warm as the temperature is already dropping 😒. Everyone enjoyed the fire & chatting about each other. Ambles pulls out his half a toothbrush he cut the end off, saying, “See I am going ultralight with my half a toothbrush & my axe!” I’m  sure glad no more rain now & going to be sunny days! 4 days to Dwellingup & we have done 134kms – go us!

 

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About the author AmblingRose

We are keen hikers based in Perth, Western Australia. We have hiked 7 New Zealand multi-day walk trails, the 800km Camino Frances in Spain, the Cape to Cape in WA, Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, Malaysia. We have hiked sections of the 1003 km Bibbulmun Track in WA with plans to complete an end to end this year in Spring, 2019.

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