Long walks

In 2012 a friend and I started a project to walk, unsupported and entirely on foot, from Cardiff, Wales, to Cardiff, New South Wales, Australia.

It involved a complete traverse of the European continent, a freezing trek through Ukraine and Russia during Soviet Winter, followed by a blisteringly hot crossing of the desolate Kazakh Steppe in summer, arriving at the foot of the Tien-Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan.

There, due to various paperwork issues, I was forced home, with a plan to return to the walk at a later date.

I later flew out to Perth, where we sorted the logistics, and then, again completely unsupported, began the walk to Cardiff (just above Sydney). We crossed the entire Australian Outback, including the Nullarbor Plain.

Unfortunately, my friend has since locked me out of all the online content I created. My photos were stored with his family and I have yet to receive them back. The following images are recovered from a blog I kept throughout the walk.

Wales to Kyrgyzstan


After crossing the Australian Outback I decided more conventional exploration was in order, and so, with another friend in Melbourne, I did some exploring around Sydney before heading down to Victoria State.

I travelled the Great Ocean Road, trekked around the Otways Rainforest National Park, and did some scrambling around the Grampian Mountains.

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