Author Archives: afwa0987

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.

Hmecoming

Stats.    I completed the journey from the 1st March til the 26th June – 118 days    Average 30.102  Kms per day. Let’s backtrack to Merridin then onto  Fremantle. I have from the 18th June till the 26th to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Blog 14

Tuesday June 14 I arrived at Southern Cross today – not long to go.  I arrive on 26 June so it is going to be very tight as I have to wait here for mail in the morning and arrange … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Blogs 11 and 12

Stats: I have ben traveling 40 km every day since Cocklebiddy and this brings my average on day 95 to 30.15.  There are 715 km to go at an average of 32 km/day. This blog is thanks to Teresa Wade … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Blog 10

24 May: 33 days to go Stats: walked 2430 at 28.4 km I arrived at Caiguna today.  Due to an error and my being slack, I will how have to walk at least 35 km/day from now on. Thanks to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Blog 9

This blog comes to you via Sharky (Dave).  This morning I walked from Border Village to Eucla to find out they do not have a computer; so Dave let me his car to drive back to SA to write this. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

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 – … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Blog Week 9

Day 67 Stats: 1923 km from Melbourne   Av: 29.14 Nomination for Sainthood: Nan at Ceduna Roadhouse for all she has done.   Parcel will be sent today via a grey Nomad. My three truck drivers brought back my camera that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment