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Sunday, 13 November 2016

The Bloody Long Walk







On the weekend, I took off from Malabar to walk to the City as part of The Bloody Long Walk, to raise money to cure Mitochondrial disease (mito) . Having only ever walked 28kms, I was a little worried about the extra 7, but I managed them with only slight discomfort by the end (though I am going to lose a toenail, I think, which came after dropping something on my foot in the move, and then irritated by 73kms of walking in 2 weeks. Only time will tell...







The highlights of the walk for me was seeing parts of our beautiful city I didn't know existed. and a whale breaching. We saw the puff of spray from the mummy and then the baby just leapt clear of the water. The woman I was walking with and I both squealed with delight. It was amazing - but alas no photo!






For 7 hours, I was truly loving life. What about you? What are you loving this week?











Linking with #FridayPhoto


29 comments:

  1. WOW - that is a bloody long walk - well done !!! Sorry to hear about your toe nail - I hope it grows back soon.
    Take care. I hope you had a nice soak in an epsom salt bath when you were finished !! xox

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  2. Impressed. I haven't been on a long walk in such a long time. I was walking up to 80 km each week with at least one long walk over the weekend but these days I'm struggling with walking round the block.

    Shame about your toe nail that would have been so painful.

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  3. Well done you. Looks like a wonderful walk along the coast.

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  4. That was definitely a long walk and I hope the charity and research benefit a lot.

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  5. Wow you are an achiever. How long was the 27km took you, mean in duration? I have been struggling with only 30 min, embarrasing me!

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    1. It was 28 kms and took 5 hours...on the dot!

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  6. What a beautiful place to walk. I love the ocean and it must have been wonderful to see the whales.

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  7. Lovely shots and congrats on doing such a long walk!

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  8. Congrats. on completing such a long walk. Wow! 5 hours is such a lot of time to be on foot. Not sure I could have done that!

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  9. This is truly an accomplishment. I am not sure I will be able to walk for so long (but who knows). The best part is walking and seeing all the beautiful sights. Hope the toenail doesn't cause any trouble. #OurWorldTuesday

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  10. Well done! Ouch about the toenail, but totally worth it right?

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  11. A great achievement. And the photos aren't bad either!

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  12. Well done to you for walking that far, I don't think I could do it. My ankles would give way after ten I reckon. You had some gorgeous views x

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  13. Fabulous - love your work, or should I say, walk! That's a very long way to walk, but such a beautiful part of the world. I see you visited Waverley Cemetery. My Great Great Grandmother is buried there! :)

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  14. Seven hours, that's amazing and what stunning scenery and great photos! Well done! #teamlovinlife

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  15. It is a walk I want to do - you are awesome.
    I've lost many toenails running and dropping things on them.
    My son had his big toe nail finally fall off last night - he was surprised to see the new one underneath.

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  17. Woah!! Well done! That sure is a bloody long walk! The longest walk I have done is 30km's BUT it was so hard because it was all hills...large hills (Kokoda Challenge)...one after another. Love your photo's and isn't it fabulous to discover and see new parts of your own city! #TeamLovinLife

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  18. I'm not sure I've ever walked that sort of distance. Perhaps without knowing it? But not on purpose. I do love a good walk. Although this is a bloody long way .... Great scenery shots!

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  19. Gorgeous photos of my hometown Sydney. Well done with the walk - a great acheivement. I'm not sure if that is Botany cemetary if it is my grandmother is buried there. Have a fabulous day and maybe put your feet up. #TeamLovinLife

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  20. Big congrats on your achievement. Its good to see the views while you were walking so far. I can only imagine that you would be a bit sore. Sorry about the toenail. Trust all is well over time!

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  21. Wow, that was a bloody long walk - congratulations on your achievements. You must have seen some beautiful scenery. #teamlovinlife

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  22. Wow! Well done on your journey on the bloody long walk!!!

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  23. That is a funny name, but I am glad you had a good time. Congratulations! Thanks for linking up for Wordless Wednesday.

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  24. Quite an achievement and for a good purpose. Congratulations.
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  25. One of our good couple friends were doing exactly the same walk. I would have joined too if I didn't have to work every weekend. I am glad you had fun and I hope you won't lose that toenail!

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  26. Such lovely landscapes. Great photos

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