I can feel my Overland Track fitness regime is going well, as I now trudge up my hill with far fewer rest stops and much less puffing.
To add a bit of variety to my regime, and also make the most of the fabulous sunny winter day on Saturday, we headed off on the 10km round trip up the range from home in Hunchy to Montville. The main road is closed to cars due to a huge chunk of it having slipped down the hill in last summer’s big wet, so we walkers can enjoy a peaceful walk up the leaf strewn bitumen road all the way to Montville township.
With some vegies from the Farmers’ Market and the latest edition of Great Walks magazine stowed in the daypack, we headed back down the hill for lunch and a read on our sunny verandah.
I read good magazines like Great Walks from cover to cover, including the ads, so I settled in for a pleasant sojourn drooling over the photos and fantasising that I was the person in the adventure stories. I wondered what I could write about to win the Keen boots competition, then turned the page to Footnotes, and read with a start that Australia’s only Walking Festival is to be held here in the Sunshine Coast hinterland from August 19 to 28. WOW!
A quick click on the Sunshine Coast Walks Festival website showed the great range of walks planned, ranging from short guided walks through the area’s historic timber townships, to local restaurant walks, rainforest walks, bush walks and multi day walks. There is also a special self guided short walk that looks at the bush from a child’s perspective.
The Hinterland Great Walks section runs for 58 kilometres through a variety of spectacularly scenic country. During those two weeks I am going to do some of the walks to add variety to my OT fitness regime, and to support this terrific festival.
We have a couple of spare beds and 10 acres of great grass at our place, and anyone who would like to enjoy these lovely sunny winter walks in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland is most welcome to come and camp.
To read more about the Festival, click on the big button below!
Hope to see you here.