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Published: March 21st 2009
Wild Lillies - Amarilliciae- Purple Bells
Wild Lillies along Wild Dog Hill with in Waite Conservation Park, Adelaide, South Australia
For those of you who know me, I have been preparing for my pilgrimage in Spain now for more than 12 months. I keep buying new backpacks, and gear until I feel that it is right in weight, size and functional in relation to my needs.
I know some are sick of hearing (son and daughter) about foldable hats, the grams of items etc. I feel I am finally getting to the end of this and will publish my complete Backpack items list for any one who is interested.
It is only once you start to plan that you realise just how much time and effort it all takes. After all it is only a walk of only 800km long and crossing 4 mountain ranges - you need to think of things like all weather possibilities and the gear that 'YOU' might need, at the same time keeping the total weight down to 10% of your weight. I weigh about 56-57kg - that leaves me with about 6.5kg of total carrying weight. This does NOT leave MUCH room to carry all of a woman’s possessions that are required. SACRIFICES HAD to be made!!!!!!!!!!! NO MAKE UP........ NO HIGH HEELS........NO NICE SHOPPING CLOTHES! Instead it is band aids for blisters, Bug sprays, micro and weightless items.
IT IS QUITE FRUSTRAITING. And at the same time exciting. All the buying and trialing of things.
So....it better be all worth it in the end.
Only 8 weeks to go before I leave for Spain. Hoping to start about 20th May from France, town of Saint-Jean Pied De Port.
Today I walked with Heather along Brown Hill Creek, Waite Conservation and Wild Dog Hill areas.... including KILLER HILL. It was extreme elevation, you know, the ones you can REALLY FEEL. The views where worth it as usual and later I spotted some flowers in the middle of all the dry grasses along wild dog hill area. Heather said they are summer or sun orchids, but they were actually wild lillies. Picture is included for you....
Will write again soon.
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