23rd October 2018
Km’s travelled: 25.5km
Weather: Drizzle, 21 degrees
Today was the first time we really had to contend with wet weather on the Head to Head walk. Departing from Porepunkah, we ventured along the rail trail for the entire duration of today’s 25.5km leg. Joining along the way were Emergency Services Commissioner Andrew Crisp, RPSO Greg Dallas as well as a number of current and former members.
The morning’s rain didn’t dampen spirits, however, as the entire walking party maintained the enthusiasm enjoyed since starting in Mallacoota 20 days ago. We passed the 450km milestone late in the day, leaving us with under 50km until our goal of reaching Wangaratta. Our destination today was the Myrtleford police station, where we led a convoy of SES volunteers through to a nearby community event. Where once again, we enjoyed the warmth and hospitality of another these regional community. The purpose of this walk is clearly resonating with people from all walks of life. Tomorrow is our final rest day ahead of the home stretch.
We’ll use the opportunity to do a bit more recovery before we set our sights on arriving into Wangaratta on Tuesday. I’m excited to meet up with Wayne Gatt and his team to compare stories from our journeys.
We are nearly at our target goal of raising $500,000 for veteran members and I’m very proud of what we have all been able to achieve so far.