The Bibbulmun Track: final UK preparations
|My tent for the Bibbulmun Track: Z-Packs Hexamid Solo|
Until last week, my tent of choice was the trusty Hilleberg Akto, with the optional mesh inner. In total, it was 1.6kg in weight, but I was trying to shed a few more grams before I depart, and at the last minute I came across the ZPacks Hexamid Solo; a shelter that excited me, and was a mere 480 grams with my pegs!
The tent did indeed arrive in the UK after a couple of days, but for 10 more days the tracking status showed that delivery had ground to a halt thanks to the UK Border Agency. I figured there may be the possibility that the government would want to get their two penneth, but I never expected a parcel, and one that had a guaranteed delivery day of 2nd September, to be processed so slowly.
|Sorting out my gear for the Bibbulmun Track|
What remains is the cortisone injection booked for Tuesday, to ease the shoulder. A trip to a specialist last Friday showed nothing more than the result of many years slumped in front of a computer, and there is no need for surgery. The answer is physiotherapy, and, unlike the "hands off" treatment I was receiving over the summer, this will be more traditional and brutal. It will have to wait until I return in December, though, but I can handle some pain and discomfort knowing that my trip isn't going to exacerbate the injury and that eleven weeks away from a PC may actually be good for it!
So that's about it! The rest of the prep work has to be done in Australia, next weekend. I can hardly believe, after two years looking forward to it and the last year planning, I am almost at the point of stepping out onto the track!