Please note that, with regret, this blog is now closed and no more posts will be forthcoming. This decision was made so I can concentrate on my role as contributor/webmaster for www.torsofdartmoor.co.uk. There is no immediate plan to remove the existing content so please feel free to enjoy. Thanks for following. Cheers, Paul
Australia: The Overland Track 2011 in Aid of Epilepsy Action
With the arrival of a new year the countdown begins to a new adventure in aid of Epilepsy Action! It may well be over 13 weeks to the point when we take our first step on the Overland Track, but I am only too aware those weeks will disappear soon enough! Now is the time to start training seriously and announce the event to everyone.
Starting on 14th April 2011, Maria Oinn, Paul Buck and Paul Worthington will be walking the Overland Track, Tasmania, in aid of Epilepsy Action.
The Overland Track, from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair, is a true wilderness walk which travels through spectacular dolerite mountains, near beautiful waterfalls, through a variety of fascinating ecosystems and close to Tasmania's highest mountain, Mount Ossa, before finishing at Australia's deepest lake, Lake St Clair.
The route is 65km plus additional clicks for side trips like the summits of Cradle Mountain or Mount Ossa. It's rugged mountain peaks and alpine moorlands offer some of the finest scenery in Australia. The walk requires you to carry your own provisions, and is not an undertaking that should be taken lightly.
Why Epilepsy Action?
I was a sufferer of Epileptic seizures for over 10 years, before surgery in 1994, I am fully aware of the tremendous work Epilepsy Action does, and the organisation were a great comfort to both myself and my family. So, it gives us great pleasure to raise money by walking the Overland Track, Tasmania.
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Anyone who happens to read my ramblings will notice that the posts had dried up over the past four months. Fear not, I am still alive and very well! My attention to the blog has been remiss as I have been embroiled and a little overwhelmed by a special project that has now reached its conclusion and I am happy to announce here!
The law condemns the man or woman Who steals a goose from off a common: But lets the greater villain loose Who steals the common from the goose.
A rambler ascending from Belstone with the intention of reaching the summit of Cosdon, will likely pass a fine granite post close to the boundary wall of Skaigh known as Ska Corner (Grid SX 63307 93312). Closer inspection will reveal the intriguing inscriptions 'SZ1' and 'DC1’.