3,000 km Walked Week 17 Aug 27th 2018. Yes Phil has walked a massive 3,00O km since May & will f
Phil looking in the mouth of Krys the Crocodile at Normanton, (luckily this is the only croc we have come across on our Trek) The sign says it all - nearly there. Phil up with the sun as usual...... Brendan & Wendy with Desiree, Matt & young Bobby who we met at our lunch stop south of Normanton. Great to stop & talk & a big thank you for donating online to Fred Hollows Foundation. Below the full moon rising at our camp, we had 360 degree views of the sun going down & the ful
Week 16 Burke & Wills Road House
Thank you to Owen, Rick & Mel for not only looking after us so well at the Burke & Wills Roadhouse but also for your donation. Susan & Phil with John from France who is walking & bicyling then sailing his way around Australia. Keep safe & good luck. John below packed & ready for the day ahead.
Phil turns 73 years on Aug 21st 2018
Phil turns 73 on 21st August, it would be great to get behind him & support him on the final stages of his mammoth 3,200 km Phil’s Burke & Wills Trek walking across Australia from south to north raising money for The Fred Hollows Foundation. Phil is hoping to raise $73,000 his age now. He has walked 2,700 km & has about 500 km to go. Memorial to Burke & Wills on the Cloncurry Mt Isa Road. Brass plaque to Burke & Wills Cloncurry Information Centre & Museum by Ross Bastiaan. Mo
Week 15 - Star News!
While taking a detour to watch the Mt Isa Rodeo reporter Derek Barry caught up with Phil and Susan to find out all about the Burke and Wills TREK. read the full article here Phil and Susan have since returned to and departed from Duchess for Cloncurry.
Week 15 Day 100 Aug 13th leaving Duchess
Thank you Theo for putting up this post (and others) when we had no internet. We reach a milestone today - 2600 km walked on the 100th day with just over 600 km remaining. Took this shot of a wild camel (one of many) crossing our path as we head for Cloncurry.
Week 14 Day 98 Aug 11th Mt Isa Rodeo - detour
Mt Isa Rodeo, lots of action, lots of fun. Phil with Derek Barry from the North West Star contacted us, having heard Phil’s radio interview with Sarah McIntyre on Mt Isa ABC, met him at the Rodeo for an article for his newspaper. Derek is a fine Irishman just like Robert O’Hara Burke! He also has a keen interest in the Burke & Wills story. Phil on the road, if you look closely! The band & the big screen above. Us in the evening a few nights ago at our campsite, we had just ma
Week 13 Day 90 Aug 3rd
Phil has walked to the Tropic of Capricorn 2,350 km another 800 km to the finish at Karumba on September 5th. In The Tropics Marion Downs cattle station ladies Leanne housekeeper/gardener & Lyn the cook heard we were on the road and came to meet us with homemade biscuits & a bottle of wine - true outback generosity. Phil just crossing another cattle grid A Waddi Tree - found only in Boulia, Innamincka & Birdsville. Running repairs for the walker!
Week 13 Day 88 Aug 1st
Goodbye Jim owner of Bedourie Pub for the last 40 years. Thank you for our stay. Jim was born in the Birdsville Hospital and grew up in Bedourie. The Bedourie Pub Leaving Bedourie Susan having a swim at the fantastic new swimming pool & then we relaxed in the Hot Artesian Spa - just fabulous. We leave the tiny town of Bedourie where we swam in their new outdoor pool, relaxed in their Hot Artesian Spa and said good bye to the Bedourie Pub owner Jim and his 2 assistants Lea fro