Phil is on his way again after 2 wonderful nights at Mungo Lodge, thank you to Louise & John for seeing to our every needs. This is a World Heritage Area and is home to the oldest known human remains in Australia and provides a continuous record of Aboriginal occupation over 50,000 years. Mungo Lady is now here in the N.P. With Mungo Man.
Phil sits down with his next door neighbour (prior to setting off on his trek) to share his thoughts, his philosophy, and some of the amazing adventures he's had over the years. Listen to Phil's interview with Wil Anderson Available on the Wilosophy podcast (photo courtesy of Wil's tweet).
Milk straight from the cow, pumpkin straight from the earth, how lucky are we. Dairy farmers Richard in his 80s and nephew David at their farm on Ottrey Bridge Road showed us around their farm and gave us some of their produce. We camped last night at Mt Hope amoung the huge granite rocks and the starry night sky. Mt Hope Station was the the first run to have Merino sheep. Phil has covered 254 km in his 1st week. Our granddaughter Issy turns 11 today. Happy Birthday Issy.
Farmer Ken Brown gave Phil a donation for The Fred Hollows Foundation & bananas & pancake mixture - both good walking fuel, thanks Ken. Ken’s great grandmother baked plum puddings and gave to Burke & Wills in 1860 when they passed through Barnadown on their expedition to cross the Australian continent.
Phil has started his Trek across the Australian continent from south to north starting at Burke & Wills Cairn in Royal Park Melbourne. Many family and friends joined in and helped make this a very special day for us both. We thank you, how wonderful it was to have our Grandchildren there, a couple of Granddaughters walking the first day with us, well done.