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No mean feat: 130k Adventure Walk Diary
October 25, 2011
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travelling with my more than best friend in the world and intrepid
adventure partner, Bev, who thought of this challenge just 6 weeks
At the time,
I thought she was joking.
We run and walk
together a lot, and she had a long-standing dream of walking from
Harare to Juliasdale, in Zimbabwe's eastern highlands. But
the main road we would take is heavily trafficked, and wouldn't
make for restful walking. So she was thrilled when she thought of
a new plan. She initially broached the idea to me via SMS, in an
exchange that went something like this:
Instead of Harare Juliasdale, we should walk from Vumba to Juliasdale.
Amanda: Um. Okay. That makes sense. It will be prettier
and quieter. But how far is it?
Bev: It's intrepid. And exotic.
Amanda: The route is going to be quite isolated. Won't
we have to carry a lot of water?
Bev: We'll be traversing our country at such a
Amanda: We'd also be quite vulnerable. Do you think
Bev: We'll do it for your birthday.
Amanda: It's really hot in October. Shouldn't
we do it sooner? Like closer to your birthday?
Bev: Imagine everything we'll see.
Amanda: Um. You're not answering any of my questions.
Bev: Right. That's settled then. I am so excited!
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