blog 9 continued

I rang Ailene and Judith, also from school, to tell them I’d spoken to Bob.  It is strange how we 70-year-olds are carrying on as if we were still young kids.  It makes me feel ageless.

Three New Zealanders – Angus O’Sullivan, Rory and Sarah,  going right around the country clockwise starting in Sydney – impressed me, especially that Angus broke his journey to fly home to New Zealand to see a friend in the late stages of leukemia.  It said a lot to me about his character.

Thursday 5/5

I had a special time with Daniel Franzen, who lives on Swanbourne Street, a continuation of my East Street.  Dan reversed his car so we could talk while he prepared a magnificent cup of coffee grinding the beans and percolating the coffee.  We sat and talked – about walking mostly, but all kinds of topics.  Timeless talk.  It is really special when people take the time to get to know one another.  Dan also told me enough about the founder of Great Walk networking to want to know more

Suez going to work in Rockingham.


About afwa0987

On the 16th May 2009 sixty-nine year old osteoarthritis sufferer, Mike Pauly, set off from his home in East Fremantle on a lone journey walking across the Nullarbor in a bid to raise funds and awareness for Arthritis. He completed the epic 3617km walk unaided. In 2011 he will walk again – this time from Melbourne to Perth. Mike will be pushing all his food, water, clothes and tent in a customised baby buggy and will camp out for 70% of the trip. He will experience the extremes of the Nullarbor and will walk a minimum of 30 km per day. After being diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both knees as a result of being overweight, Mike started walking. After reading Deanna Sorenson’s account of walking unsupported across the Nullarbor, Mike decided he would walk from his home in Fremantle to Federation Square Melbourne via Coolgardie before his 70th birthday in a bid to raise funds and awareness for Arthritis WA.
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2 Responses to blog 9 continued

  1. Eleanor says:

    Hi Mike
    Hope all is well and you are dry, as it is very cold and rainy here in Adelaide,HAPPY BIRTHDAY for last week,,tried to ring you but could not get through.
    You are doing a fantastic job !! Keep it up
    Luv Eleanor and Ian

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