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Have you ever gone on your own walkabout?

Posted: 29 Sep 2017, 15:46
by MaryBurris
Have you ever gone on your own walkabout? If so, where did you go? How long were you gone?

Re: Have you ever gone on your own walkabout?

Posted: 01 Oct 2017, 09:05
by Cloe101
I've had plenty of walkabout, short one and long ones, walking thru the neighbouring forest/woods...

Re: Have you ever gone on your own walkabout?

Posted: 03 Oct 2017, 12:25
by gordonwrites
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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Re: Have you ever gone on your own walkabout?

Posted: 03 Oct 2017, 17:59
by jimthorne2
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!

Re: Have you ever gone on your own walkabout?

Posted: 03 Oct 2017, 19:27
by T_Elizabeth
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.

Re: Have you ever gone on your own walkabout?

Posted: 04 Oct 2017, 19:24
by Ashley Simon
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.

Re: Have you ever gone on your own walkabout?

Posted: 04 Oct 2017, 19:28
by jimthorne2
Walking in Memphis is a piece I wrote about walking around the block with my grandson.

Re: Have you ever gone on your own walkabout?

Posted: 10 Oct 2017, 09:16
by Anjum
I once went to hiking and saw waterfalls for the very first time. It was great experience.

Re: Have you ever gone on your own walkabout?

Posted: 13 Oct 2017, 13:11
by CataclysmicKnight
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!

Re: Have you ever gone on your own walkabout?

Posted: 15 Oct 2017, 21:06
by Jennifer Allsbrook
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.....

Re: Have you ever gone on your own walkabout?

Posted: 17 Oct 2017, 14:53
by Sarah Immanuel
Yes, I went to the lake. I spent about 5 hours.

Re: Have you ever gone on your own walkabout?

Posted: 18 Oct 2017, 05:42
by ritah
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.

Re: Have you ever gone on your own walkabout?

Posted: 18 Oct 2017, 23:37
by Rose Anne Cavaneyro
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.

Re: Have you ever gone on your own walkabout?

Posted: 21 Oct 2017, 10:59
by Leonidas Ndeta
I go on walkabouts on hills to look at the nature's beauty and in that way am able to relax my mind.