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06.07-11.07.2014 [ Sale〜Genoa? ]

 

( Sale~Stratford~Bairnsdale~Swan Reach~Raymond Island~Nowa Nowa~Orbost~Bellbird Creek )

 

6th

 

I was heading to Stratford, 16km far from Sale.

This day was very good weather and not cold, so easy to walk.

 

 

I have arrived Stratfordat 13:30, and I asked for caravan park manager “how much to stay one night?”.

She said, “90 dollers”.

 

…What!!?

 

I was so surprised about this price, because Stratford is not so much big town, but this price was too much expensive!!

That’s why I left there and moved another accommodation to Stratford Motel.

This owner Chris understood my cause, so she discount my accommodation fee.

Thank you so much Chris!!

I was updating my blog, sent back few emails and sleep.

 

 

7th

 

Heading to Bairnsdale, 53km far from here.

I left Stratford at 6:30AM and I spend 11 hours to walk for Bairnsdale, I have arrived there at 5:30PM.

This day was also good weather and not hills, that’s good for me.

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But more than 50km is pretty hard, so my foot got a strong muscle ache.

Fortunately, my both leg situation is going to better but still little bit sow.

I was stretching and massage gently for my foot.

Really enjoyed about a rest.

 

 

8th

 

Heading to Swan Reach, 21km far from here.

This day’s distance is not so far, I think this is seems a rest day, Haha!!

 

I want to post office this morning, because I need to pick up my new sandals from USA.

This is a third one, and this sandals quality is really good.

Not broken more than 2,000km!!

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That’s why I’m using this one all the time, I love this.

 

This named “LUNA sandals” from Seattle, they gave me 50% discount and free shipping.

Thank you very much Ted and LUNA team!!

 

After 4km Bairnsdale, I met one guy, his name Glenn.

He owned “Bairnsdale Fun Park” and he invited me his cafe and treat me sandwich and coffee.

It was delicious and that made my feel recovered!!

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There was nice place for kids and family’s, of course, there owner is so kind.

If you interested in about here, check it out this page!!

[ Bairnsdale Fun Park ]

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It was a nice weather today, so many people would stopped in front of me and gave me donation.

Thanks guys.

I met one kindness family on the road, they invited me to there house and stay one night.

It was lovely!!

 

They has a friend, his name Ron from Sydney, and I met Ron before Horsham.

So Ron told about my story for Beth and Lindsay, that’s why they helped me.

Thanks Ron, you rescued me!!

 

After I have arrived Swan Reach, Lindsay came to me and took me for his house at Raymond Island with my cart.

I was really enjoyed to eat dinner with there family and sleep.

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Thanks Beth, Lindsay and family’s .

 

 

9th

 

Next morning, I got interview from local paper, Beth arranged that.

Brett is a good guitar player, he is a son of Beth and Lindsay.

He gave me his song CD and that was quite cool, he is also song writer of Christian Metal.

 

Before left there, I had a chance to talk with him and his story was impressed.

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Bless you Brett!!

I’m pleased to meet him and his family.

 

This day I was heading to Nowa Nowa, 30km far from Swan Reach.

I left Nowa Nowa at 11AM and I choose Bush Walk.

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It was really, quite, and very very hard day!!

Road is not flat,?uneven dirt and gravel road.

Moreover quite?hilly!!

 

Sometimes I lost my route and got rainy.

Unfortunately, the sun goes down, I couldn’t saw everything but few meters from me!!

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Too hard and too tough but good training day.

 

After all, I have arrived at Nowa Nowa Caravan Park at 7PM.

Before into Bush Walk I met one guy, his name Aaron.

He is a friend of caravan park owner Neil, and Aaron talked about me for Neil.

That’s why Neil provided me a free stay in his caravan and beautiful dinner Laksa!!

I was moved them kindness.

Having a good sleep…

 

 

10th

 

Heading to Orbost, 38km far from here.

Thanks Neil and Helen, it was nice caravan park!!

And he arranged my tonight accommodation at Orbost, his friend Liz and Dave look after me.

Thanks again, Neil.

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This section was little bit hilly but yesterday’s Bush Walk was more hard, so felt easy to walk.

Fortunately, wind was so strong and that pushed my back, it was big help.

 

And I met Miyuki-san’s family on the road.

They looked after me at Trafarger, and very kind family!!

Miyuki-san gave me beautiful lunch, Japanese Tea, and her husband Abe massaged my back.

Everything was great help for me.

I’m looking forward to seeing them in Japan!!

Thank you very much!!

 

 

I have arrived them house at around 5PM, and Dave made me a Lazania, it was delicious.

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To my surprised, Liz and Dave is a parents of Sam, I met him in Nullarbor at last November!!

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I couldn’t meet him, because he is studying at University in NSW.

I hope we’ll meet again next month, it is a interesting isn’t it!?

Thanks Liz, Justin and Dave, they are kindness family.

 

 

11th

 

Heading to Bellbird Creek, 41km far from here.

I think Orbost to Bega is a final hard section of my walk.

Distance is not so much far, but really hilly.

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This day also very hilly and hard.

I left orbost at 6AM and I have arrived Bellbird Creek at 3PM.

 

I can walk just on my time schedule but my foot got big damage, my left heel is sow.

I was stretching many times and massage, because I was trying recovered just half day.

This area doesn’t have a signal, so I couldn’t connect internet, so went to bed early.

 

 

【 Special Thanks 】
[ Bairnsdale Fun Park ] owner / Glenn & Laurel Calvert
Grahim simm
Harry
Alison, Kellie, Laure
Michael Sedgley
Richard
( Germani ) Jochen Kruse
Trevor Kew
Robert Trewin
Beth, Lindsay, Brett, Michel and family
Aaron Stroud
[ Nowa Nowa Caravan Park ] owner / Helen & Neil
Liz, Justin & Dave
Jie & Lola Van Berkel
Geoff Geddes
Marilyn England
Diana & Elouise Slattery
Kathy Besanko
Peter

 

 

I’ll heading to Cann River tomorrow.

I hope tomorrow will not come rain…

 

 

Looking forward to seeing you on the way.

Keep following BEYOND WALK!!

Yuuichi

 

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