Solo Canning Walker photos available on website

Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 13:12
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Photos finally loaded to the Canning Walker website, plus other titbits of information including Canning Cyclists.

Historical photos not widely seen before of the 1974 and 1976 walkers to follow during the week.

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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 14:22

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 14:22
Many congratulations.
Great photo essay.

We passed you, (party of 3 vehicles including a bronze coloured Humvee & my Mazda BT 50 ute - also heading south), just before the big rain event of approx June 7th, around the South Esk tablelands.

Gutsy effort.

Cheers, Rick.
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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 10:27

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 10:27
Thank you so much for the beautiful photos Rick!!!
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 22:30

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 22:30
Gaynor, thanks for the link - nice to see a photo of our group half way down the Durba Springs to Wiluna gallery.

One of the Emu's in Purple sihrts :-)

Mum's still keen for you to visit Nabiac if you get the chance.
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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 10:29

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 10:29
Thank you Scott. Please send you Mum my best wishes. You all spoiled me so much! Glad you finally found a convoy name for yourselves :-) I like Emu!
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Reply By: Parso - Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 21:50

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 21:50
Thanks for the wonderful pics and info of your amazing adventure.
It brought back some great memories of our own (vehicle based!) trip in 2001.
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Reply By: Bazooka - Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 20:29

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 20:29
An fabulous achievement Gaynor. Congratulations. Will get around to reading the whole website soon. The planning and logistics will be a great aid to others no doubt. Corporate speaking rounds must await?
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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 12:19

Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 12:19
I am having to move the website to another server due so massive bandwidth use. Thanks to everyone making it so popular :-)

No motivational speaking for me. I am hopeless at this, sadly.

But I do need to rewrite sections of the website highlighting some areas where I made mistakes and recommendations for future walks.

A book should be written, but I am struggling to find focus.

There is another walk planned by a couple in 2014. An 'unassisted' walk with two support vehicles, is what they are claiming.

I am not comfortable with their definition as having people travelling with you, in vehicles, changes the dynamics of the walk. Animals are scared off. Safety equipment is carried by the vehicles and you have people in vehicles to assist immediately should it be necessary. And so safety is not as much of a concern like it would be if you were out there doing it on your own, totally self reliant. Constant daily company also detracts from the unassisted factor as emotional support has a massive influence on the walkers. Sharing a campsite, making fire and cooking together with the support drivers is assistance in my books. Just being there is assistance.

Perhaps I am being pedantic, but for my own solo walk, I did not to claim 'unassisted'.

I look forward to the day when someone really nails the definition of 'unassisted'.
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