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The Bibbulmun Track: WA Weather Woes

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You can make the best preparations possible, fine tune everything to the minutest detail, but, at the end of the day, you are always at the mercy of the weather. Sitting off the south-west coast of Australia, in the mighty Southern Ocean, there have been a monotonous succession of low fronts that, for August and September, have led to strong winds and heavy showers.  This unusual prolonged spell has caused a multitude of problems on the track.

The Bibbulmun Track: final UK preparations

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I expected the last week of preparation to be a little more hectic, but I have managed to get virtually everything done with time to spare and I have been able to focus my attention on issues at work and home. There was one matter I couldn't help but tinker with, though; my choice of shelter for the trip.

The Bibbulmun Track: my kit

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On the 27 September 2013, I started out on a journey of 1000 km, walking the Bibbulmun Track, in South-Western Australia, to raise money for Epilepsy Action. Below is a list of the gear I took;