JLF Trek 2017 Day 2 Heysen Trail Tunkalilla to Petrel Cove

DONE!! Finished the 80k Jodi Lee trek this afternoon. Thank you for all your support and donations. Day Two follows the Heysen Trail and starts at Tunkalilla and finishes again at Petrel Cove.

Started at first light this morning for a coastal walk along cliff tops, beaches up and down headlands and ravines. Quite different to the wet and slippery mountain goat tracks yesterday and the sun came out today!!

I walked as part of a team of 4 ‘The Rotary Rotators‘ I believe we were the ‘Oldest’ team taking part and we all finished. My fellow Rotary Nomads were also the volunteers in support of the JLF trek manning the 10k checkpoints. So nice to be greeted with such enthusiasm, caring and encouragement.

All the more wonderful was all the Rotarians were there at the finish line the clap me home and give me a pat on the back.

Hardest parts – negotiating the mountain goat tracks in the rain yesterday, today slogging over kilometres of soft sand. NO the wet sand was soft as well, this beach did not go to beach school!

The best parts- getting through ranges yesterday without getting hurt. Some were not so lucky.

The view walking along the cliff tops today was spectacular. The love, support and encouragement from Trish, family and friends. I am truly grateful to still be able to coax the old body to rise to such a challenge, and also to support such a worthy cause.

Total time 18 hours walking. Hmmm so what next………… a Portuguese Camino perhaps???

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