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309) Louise Bloxham 
Location:
Melbourne
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Tuesday, 27 May 2014 21:54 Write a comment

I've just completed a section of the Great Ocean Walk (Castle Cove to 12 Apostles) where I met other walkers who informed me about your blog. It's been great reading it and re-living my 4 day journey, considerably shorter than your treks but every bit as wonderful. Your definition of what constitutes "great" in a title I agree definitely refers to this walk, with its amazing variation of vegetation, its considerable challenges and those breathtaking coastal vistas!

You'll be pleased to know that the walk has been extended past Glenample, and now continues all the way to the 12 Apostles visitor's centre. And there IS a plaque on a platform overlooking the Apostles indicating the (almost) end of the walk. I must say though, that after the solitude and beauty of the mostly walker-only environment of the track, to emerge at the horrendously crowded visitor's centre, with its car park full of tour buses and the unending, deafening drone of sight-seeing helicopters was rather depressing.

Still I will always have with me my wonderful memories, highlighted by the special treat of a full moon rising over the ocean, the companionship of three lovely other walkers whom I met and shared campsites on the way, and a truly "great" walk!

Thanks for your fantastic blog, I look forward to reading about your many other walks to help me plan for my next foray!
308) Irene 
Location:
Singapore
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Monday, 7 April 2014 00:40 Write a comment

Hi,

I've done many of the treks that you did in New Zealand. Your detailed description of the treks gave me a better idea of what I'm in for, especially when I was on the Rees-Dart track 2 2 summers ago with my friends. I'll be doing the Tour du Mont Blanc in June this year. Where do you recommend I should go for another 3-4 days of hiking thereafter in Switzerland?
307) Mountain Goat 
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Sunday, 6 April 2014 21:34 Write a comment

Hi David,

I since cancel walking to Melbourne, got the end of croajingolong national park at bemn river. Shitty weather, cold, flood season, all soft sand walking, strong bass strait head wind, more like a torture session!

Anyway, I got an update for shoalhaven, the boat man told me there's a guy with a shot gun on his property who hates people trespassing on his property. Strong advise walking that way!


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306) mountain goat 
Location:
sydney
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Wednesday, 5 March 2014 21:14 Write a comment

Hi,

I doing the Sydney to Melbourne walk along the coastline. Thank you so much for showing me the Sydney to Mallacoota walk. I guess the fun begins when I have to start doing my own research lol..

@Steve the guy I met at boyd tower, how's you walking going?

currently in Eden shuffling food and electricity around!


nomad Thursday, 6 March 2014 01:25
Hi mountain goat,

Sounds like an epic walk. Glad that I could help in some way. I walked from Mallacoota to Thurra Inlet in late January, which is another 60km closer to Melbourne, so if you want an idea of that section, I have just put it up on my site www.gang-gang.net/nomad/greatoceanwalk/wp02.html . Drinking water and tides can be an issue. Also you can check out hikingfiasco ( www.hikingfiasco.com/2010/09/cape-conron-to-dock-inlet-7th-june-2010.html ) who walked from Cape Conran to Mallacoota in winter. That takes you a little bit further west.

Also as you close in on Melbourne you may be walking in Wilsons Promontory, which I have also described at
www.gang-gang.net/nomad/greatoceanwalk/wp01.html

Good luck with the rest of the walk.

David
305) Joan Meyer 
Location:
Danmark
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Sunday, 23 February 2014 07:45 Write a comment

Thank you. We are two, who have planned to walk the same route as you via Orisson. We are looking forward to walk inspired by your beautiful pictures. My question is: What date did you walk from Orisson over the "hill" smile Joan
304) Donna Spillane 
Location:
Dubbo NSW Australia
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Saturday, 22 February 2014 21:57 Write a comment

Loved the detailed descriptions of your various adventures. I was particularly searching for information about Hanoi and Hue and Hoi An, and you did not disappoint. You also made me eternally grateful that I did not book a Sapa trek with my two children!
thanks for all the tips, especially enjoyed the pedestrian tips section
Donna
303) Simon Tattersall 
Location:
Hanoi Vietnam (Sapa tonight)
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Sunday, 9 February 2014 23:32 Write a comment

I cannot tell you in words how much you have inspired me to go to Dalat on a trek. Thank you so much for sharing your gifts through this site.
302) Don Lake 
Location:
Orlando, Florida USA
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Sunday, 9 February 2014 13:13 Write a comment

I found stumbled on your site while looking for intel on the Fitz Roy trek. I absolutely love your documentation. It's very helpful. Our website is a little different.

Don
Arctic Chief
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301) Saurav 
Location:
India
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Wednesday, 15 January 2014 13:47 Write a comment

Hi,

Your description of the Green Lake trek was amazing. What time of the year did you go ?

Thanks
Saurav


nomad Thursday, 16 January 2014 06:23
Thanks for your kind comments. The Green Lake Trek was one of our favourites. We did it in early May 2006 because we wanted to see the rhododendron forests in flower.
300) Greg Hutchison 
Location:
Canberra
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Sunday, 24 November 2013 23:45 Write a comment

Thanks for your writeup of the new CCT. I like some of your alternatives as I also do not like walking along main roads or even some FT's. I will link your site from Melba Shed where we go on walks as well. Have done One Tree Hill and bits and pieces of the rest of the CCT
299) Andrew Laurie 
Location:
Australia
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Monday, 18 November 2013 07:14 Write a comment

Excellent article on Sergeant Brown and his mates. What ever life throws at us we need to embrace the never-give-up atitude of our fore-fathers.
298) Bill 
Location:
Fisher ACT
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Sunday, 10 November 2013 21:02 Write a comment

Thanks for such a descriptive and personal accound of the Canberra Centenary Trail. You have really given it character. I encourage all potential Trail walkers to visit your site. I especially like your detailed referencing to bus connections along the Centenary Trail Route.
I hope you don't mind us prividing a link to your site on www.canwalk.org.au smile
297) Neville Parminter 
Location:
New Zealand
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Tuesday, 10 September 2013 17:36 Write a comment

Hi,
I have done or worked on many of the tracks you did while in New Zealand. Your descriptions of them are excellent and at the same time you have a great website.

Cheers
Neville
296) Bart Barton 
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
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Wednesday, 28 August 2013 15:14 Write a comment

That was cool. I know now that I have to do the whole trek. Honestly, I'm not even into flower pics that much but I think when you get there and see that, it means the world. Incidentally for those who don't have the means or time to hit Peru, you can do something similar in NM and AZ that is also quite enchanting, I've done that area many times.
295) Susan Brader 
Location:
Masterton New Zealand
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Saturday, 10 August 2013 23:40 Write a comment

smile Great reading - Walk 5/Tararuas. Was excited to see the photo of the trig station on Mt Holdsworth.
My great grandfather built that trig station, carried all the necessary materials to the top by hand - then 2 of my great-great aunts were the first females to reach the top of Mt Holdsworth in 1874. Could you possible email me a larger photo of the trig station so I can get it framed? Thankyou
Susan Brader
294) Jo-Anne 
Location:
Australia
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Monday, 22 July 2013 03:51 Write a comment

Thank you so much for your great story and information on your stay in Dobbiaco. It helped us decide on a base for our first week of 2 in this fabulous part of the world.
We have just returned from week staying in beautiful little Santa Maria (Aufkirchen). It was a bit of a slog uphill with the groceries and wine but well worth it!!
The hotel (opposite our apartment)in Santa Maria had some of the best food I have tasted in Europe.
Cheers
293) Brett Chatterton 
Location:
Sydney
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Thursday, 27 June 2013 23:04 Write a comment

Truly inspirational. My in laws live near Narooma and i too love walking the south coast. I planned a walk from Ulladulla to Narooma but the logistics and timing put me off. Managed Congo to Dalmeny instead. river crossings was one issue.

You have reignited the fire.
292) Bekir Demirag 
Location:
Turkey
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Thursday, 20 June 2013 08:19 Write a comment

Ich suche David und Pennie Briese familie. Ich kenne diese familie Kaçkar Mountains- Dilberdüzü.(Juli 2011 )
Ich werde einige Foto senden.
Ich habe nicht Briese familie adresse.
Ich bin ein sportjurnalist. Ich arbeite in Kayseri Stadt.
Wenn mir hilfen schon jetzt vielen dank.
Ich warte David and Pennie Briese family adresse.
Auf wiedersehen.

meine adresse:
facebook : Bekir Demirağ
und
bdzirveci38@hotmail.com
291) Maria Taurizano 
Location:
Sofia Bulgaria
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Saturday, 15 June 2013 10:25 Write a comment

I'm just reading your web page, I consider myself nomadic too. I'm from Argentina, today I'm in Sofia, Bulgaria, and very soon, next week, I'll move to the mountains to work in a biological and organic garden project. I'm coming from Southeast Asia, and before I was walking in Himalayas, before walking in Huella Andina Patagonia, before... Rila, Pirin, Carpathians... I did the Lycian Way, and I was searching information about Kaçkar, and so, I found you. You're great!


Maria Taurizano Saturday, 15 June 2013 10:32
Usually I walk alone, but some of the trekks I did them with one of my two sons, who is actually living in Mexico, one of the countries where we live some years before. I send you some of my blogs
http://lacasaconruedas.blogspot.com (this was by car, from México to Argentina) larutalycia
lahuellaandina
diariohimalaya
And thank you for sharing your experience!!!!
290) Rozsa Vidak 
Location:
Hungary, Budapest
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Wednesday, 5 June 2013 05:24 Write a comment

Thanks for sharing your dinner at Dilberdüzü! It gave us lots of energy after a long and stormy day :)

We are planning our next trip, probably to Turkey or Caucasus. While searching on the net for Ala Daglar, we found your page and realized, that is you guys. It was so good to find our green tent on your pictures at Dilberdüzü :)

Greetings from Hungary, Budapest
Rozsa, Zsolt
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