Back in 2014, I made my first attempt at the Seven Bridges Walk.
As I recounted in my series ‘Seven Bridges to Cross’, it was a very interesting experience – if at times a very grueling one – and despite not completing it (although I came very close), I was keen to do it again.
Last year, however, I was working down in Canberra so I wasn’t able to do the walk then.
This year, though, it’s looking like I will be able to try the seven bridges again on Sunday, 30 October.
And if I make it on the day, I’ll be doing a few things differently to ensure that this time I complete the walk.
One thing is to start at least an hour earlier. Back in 2014, if I had started an hour earlier, I probably would have made it…
…but then again maybe I wouldn’t have, as towards the end I was experiencing some pain. Which has inspired a second thing I will do this year if the pain most likely arises again (and this thing is partly inspired from my recent reading about thru-hikers on the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails).
A third thing I will do differently this year is start the walk from another location – and a fourth thing I will do in conjunction with that is get to my starting point from close by. Back in 2014, I spent up to an hour walking from home to the closest starting point; this year, however, I hope to begin walking from what I think will be a better starting point that will only be a short walk from where I’m planning to stay the night before (and that in itself I’m looking forward to – as well as what I’m planning to do after the walk).
Despite some trepidation, I’m looking forward to trying the Seven Bridges Walk again.
Until next time, stay well and take care 🙂