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318) Stuart Orr 
Brisbane, Australia
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Thursday, 12 February 2015 20:20 Write a comment

Stumbled upon your blog when researching one of the Camino walks through France and Spain. Excellent reference material.
317) Anna 
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Monday, 26 January 2015 07:32 Write a comment

Absolutely loving your blog! Found it while researching for the Cape to Cape walk. Hoping to do it this year! Great info and loved the photos. Now time to explore more of your travels! Greetings from the west coast (the best coast!!)
316) shirin 
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Wednesday, 7 January 2015 03:31 Write a comment

Wonderful overview of your enticing experience hiking the Lycian Way in Turkey. We will be following suit later this spring, and your pictures and description have certainly wetted the appetite. Thanks so much for sharing!
315) Julie 
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Tuesday, 6 January 2015 06:52 Write a comment

Thanks so much for sharing your adventures with others.
My husband and I are going in September to Switzerland followed by Northern Italy then Croatia and Slovenia.
Not being as experienced walkers as you we however love walking and are planning to do as many day walks in these areas as possible. We have found your information on walking in these areas very inspiring.
We would like to stay as close as possible to where we will be starting our walks and so I wanted to ask if you could recommend any of the accomodation that you stayed in in these particular areas?
Thank-you for your thoughts re this, Julie
314) Paul 
Western Australia
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Thursday, 4 December 2014 12:29 Write a comment

I too am the grey-, (or at least thin-on-top) nomad type, having made two Caminos de Santiago on a bike; (arthritic knees make humping a back-pack too much of a challenge). Chanced upon your wonderful website, seeking info on the Chemin de Saint Jacques.
One comment. I was saddened by your (understandable) observations on the indulgence business in Santiago. As a Catholic pilgrim, embracing the purely spiritual dimension of the Camino, may I point out that according to our faith, an indulgence is granted automatically to any pilgrim completing the journey who participates in the sacraments and pilgrim mass on arrival. You merely observed the sale of certificates which are quite irrelevant in this matter, (souvenirs really) and I, for one, certainly didn't bother getting one. You are quite right that the majority of pilgrims are simply participating in a life experience, well worth while in itself. Thanks for your very valuable, indeed dare I say inspirational, website.
313) Beth Roast 
Cordalba Qld
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Thursday, 21 August 2014 03:43 Write a comment

Just to let you know Herbie was our father who was one of the. First five farmers who went to the Ord in 1963. His name was Herb Dougall and my sister and I went to Herbies Hideout on our school holidays. We explored the area as teenagers. If you are interested we can hopefully answer any questions you have about those early days. Beth Roast and Alison Smith
312) Anna and Javier 
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Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:30 Write a comment

Hello Nomads

Congratulations for your impressive webpage and your experiences!!
I have read with interest your stories about the trekking through Aladaglar with young Mehmet... We will be visiting Turkey in two weeks and we have been trying to find information about independent trekkings in the Aladaglar mountains, with a local guide. We try to avoid tour operators so we have asked the Federation of Official Guides and Aladaglar camping for information about how to contact a local guide and prices... without success... How did you contact Mehmet? Should we organize it before arriving in Turkey or is it better to look for guides directly there? And... if I may ask, how much would be a trekking for 5 days with guide and mules?? Thank you very much for your valuable help!

311) Mike and Anne 
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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Wednesday, 9 July 2014 20:42 Write a comment

our son is currently hiking the West Coast Trail, using his itinerary and your amazing photos/journal, we have been able to hike along with him from the comfort of our respective couches!! Thanks so much for a great trip, Mike and Anne.
310) Cos Faggiano 
Victoria, Australia
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Friday, 30 May 2014 07:16 Write a comment

Loved it. We have been travelling to Tilba for the past twenty years, but we've yet to do any of the walks. Definitely on the itinerary for next time.
309) Louise Bloxham 
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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 
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Monday, 7 April 2014 00:40 Write a comment


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


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 . Drinking water and tides can be an issue. Also you can check out hikingfiasco ( ) 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

Good luck with the rest of the walk.

305) Joan Meyer 
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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 
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
303) Simon Tattersall 
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 
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.

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


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


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 
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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 
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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.
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