Since reading about the Tasmanian Trail in a newspaper article in 2009 I dreamed of walking it but never took the leap to face my fears and actually commit to doing it. Early in November 2013, I set my mind to not let my fear and indecision get the better of me again and internally committed to complete it.
After deliberating for a few weeks about when I should start I felt like it would be best to do it as soon as I could. March is known to have the most stable weather in Tasmania so I decided to start on the 1st of March 2014. This start date also gave me three months to train and prepare for the journey I was about to embark on.
I have now completed walking 480km/300mi across Tasmania from Devonport to Dover. I will never forget this experience and I encourage anyone who has a long-held dream to find a way of accomplishing it. The rewards outweighed the costs.
This does not presume that my walk was easy. It was not. However, for me, the joy of walking alone for 480km across an island I love is what made this journey so memorable and gratifying for me.
Image sourced from the Tasmanian Trail website
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