15-18.06.2014 [ Arrarat – Melbourne? ]

( Ararat – Beaufoot – Ballarat – Ballan – Melton )




I was heading to Beaufort, 46km far from here.

I have enjoyed stay at Golden Gate Lodge, so I was recovered.

Thanks everyone!!



Today I got another problem on my right uncle…it was painful but Keep going my walk.

Before Beaufort, one hill crime was little bit hard for me but I have arrived at there before 4PM.


I was taking cheap accommodation in there, and sleep early night.





Heading to Ballarat, 47km far.

I was taking back road 20km before Ballarat, because I can’t walk on free way.

This back road was calm, quiet and not much traffic, so easy to walk for me.


I met Laurie on the way, he is a owner of Golden Gate Lodge, because of he looked after me.

He was very kind, thanks Laurie!!


When I have arrived at Ballarat, I was staying one lady’s house in Ballarat today, her name is Suzanne.

She was also kind, she looked after me everything.

I was enjoyed taking a bath, dinner and rest.


Thank you very much, Suzanne and have a good trip!!





Heading to Ballan, 37km far.

This day had many hill crime, that was soooo hard!!


I bought uncle support yesterday, that was good.

If I didn’t buy that I can’t keep going my walk today.

Thanks for Suzanne help.


Rainy stopped at afternoon and I was walking on country road.

Seems beautiful, isn’t it!?



Today I got phone call from Joji-san, Adelaide.

That was encourage for me, thank you very much Joji-san!!


When I have arrived Ballan, I couldn’t found accommodation in there, because this town’s accommodation was closed.

That was big problem.

But then, Commercial Hotel owner Joc & Jill helped me, they provide me free stay!!
( and glass of beer!! )



That was big help, they rescued me today, and also Joc gave me a donation for Tohoku.

I was very happy to taking a sleep inside…

Thank you so much!!





I was heading to Melton, there is a final town before Melbourne, 37km far.

Today’s hill crime and down hill was hit my foot, that was pretty hard to walk.

I had always painful….

Look this, what’s a hard!!


I found a Melbourne buildings in the hill, that time I felt excited.


When I was in 5km before Melton, I met on guy, his name Sak.



We met on the way, and talked together, it was excited.

After that, he go back his house, but he returned and came to me, paid my accommodation fee instead of me and bought many food stuff for me!!


What’s a great guy!!


I’m pleased meet him and his family.

We can catch up inMelbourne soon, so I’m looking forward to seeing him again.



This motel manager Victor also kind, he discount my fee.

Thank you very much guys!!




【 Special Thanks 】

Pete Donahue
Liam White
Joe Patton & Marty
[ Commercial Hotel Ballan ] / Joc & Jill O’Connor
Sakiusa Balekiwai, Amanda J Vella & family
[ Melton Motor Inn ] / Victor



So many people would help for me, so every day I’m thinking about for them.

Thank you and thank you very much.

I’ll keep going.

Finally, I’ll approaching at Melbourne tomorrow!!


Looking forward to seeing you on the way.

Keep following BEYOND WALK!!




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