Have you ever gone on your own walkabout?

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Have you ever gone on your own walkabout?

Post by MaryBurris » 29 Sep 2017, 15:46

Have you ever gone on your own walkabout? If so, where did you go? How long were you gone?
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Post by Cloe101 » 01 Oct 2017, 09:05

I've had plenty of walkabout, short one and long ones, walking thru the neighbouring forest/woods...
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Post by gordonwrites » 03 Oct 2017, 12:25

I go on my own walkabouts all the time. I just head off into the hills and mountains, and keep going until I get tired. Great fun just following animal paths to just see where they end up.
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Post by jimthorne2 » 03 Oct 2017, 17:59

One time in Africa I went on a walkabout into the hills of Malawi. On the path I saw a large snake I didn't want to see. As I walked further and further away from my station I got hotter and hotter. Finally, when I turned around to return to my station I discovered that the return trip was all uphill. Wow, it was a struggle but I was happy to see at the top of the hill - my station!
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Post by T_Elizabeth » 03 Oct 2017, 19:27

All the time! It is so freeing to just go for a hike and 'get lost'. I don't worry about which path I take or how long I'll be gone. I just enjoy being away from others and societal commitments.

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Post by Ashley Simon » 04 Oct 2017, 19:24

I live in the city, but whenever I can I like to escape to the mountains or forests and explore. It is refreshing to be out in nature, away from technology and responsibilities.
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Post by jimthorne2 » 04 Oct 2017, 19:28

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Post by Anjum » 10 Oct 2017, 09:16

I once went to hiking and saw waterfalls for the very first time. It was great experience.
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Post by CataclysmicKnight » 13 Oct 2017, 13:11

I haven't, but I can't possibly hear the word "walkabout" without thinking of Locke from Lost. I feel like that show was like living out my own walkabout vicariously through someone else!
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Post by Jennifer Allsbrook » 15 Oct 2017, 21:06

MaryBurris wrote:Have you ever gone on your own walkabout? If so, where did you go? How long were you gone?
I have to say that this is a big resounding no. I have never had the opportunity to just travel for the sake of exploration. I think I would love the experience and would appreciate the new and varied things that I would see daily. I think if I had a chance to explore anywhere it would be the Pacific NW of the United States. I want to explore the Puget Sound area and Olympic National Park. Maybe one day.....

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Post by Sarah Immanuel » 17 Oct 2017, 14:53

Yes, I went to the lake. I spent about 5 hours.

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Post by ritah » 18 Oct 2017, 05:42

Climbing Mt. Kenya, we took 3 days to ascend and 1 day to descend. So that is about 4days.

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Climbing Mt. Kenya, we took 3 days to ascend and 1 day to descend. So that is about 4 days.

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Climbing Mt. Kenya, we took 3 days to ascend and 1 day to descend. So that is about 4 days.

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Post by Rose Anne Cavaneyro » 18 Oct 2017, 23:37

This was a fantastic memoir, of the author and her families adventures by boat and land, which had me on the edge of my seat. She is a wonderful storyteller, giving us beautiful descriptions and details of their escapades, of the people they meet and places that they visit. We first hear about their life leading up to this adventure, how the couple meets, their common goals and what they go through to live their lifestyle, but then most of this story, is about a trip that the author, her husband and two teenage boys take from South Africa, eventually to the USA, with stops on the way. They have a new, very sea worthy Catamaran, being readied for their ocean crossing in South Africa. While waiting for the boat to be finished, they go to Kruger National Park to take a safari, and there the tension for me starts and doesn't end.
Once on the boat, and joined by two of their children's friends for the Atlantic crossing, they have to watch the weather very closely for their trip around south Africa to Capetown and the dangerous waters they needed to navigate, both through the Cape Agulhas and the Cape of Good Hope.
Then their journey to Saint Helena a tropical volcanic Island in the south Atlantic, with an interesting history, then on to Brazil, Grenada and back to the USA.
I really look forward to more adventures from this author.

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Post by Leonidas Ndeta » 21 Oct 2017, 10:59

I go on walkabouts on hills to look at the nature's beauty and in that way am able to relax my mind.
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