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  1. Day 100 8th June 2014 Sandfire Roadhouse to Broome 321 kms
    100 Day Review 2500 kms walked at an Average 2s
    84 days 2500 kms walked at an Average 29.07 /day
    On a 6 day week which is practical for other commitments, maintenance, weather and unforseen incidents.
    Productivity increases as the weather gets cooler.
    Have met more than the usual cyclists on this the longest leg so far. Also met four people riding Post Office motor bikes with enlarged fuel tanks.
    One highlight was talking to Martine on her birthday. Did my heart good to talk to her for longer than a quick phone call.
    Spoke to Penny at Melbourne University Physio Dept about a study of ASCIS Gel OA Melbourne walking shoes although not possible on this trip. These shoes will possibly help with Osteo Arthritis if study successful. Unable to get a pair in Broome.
    Still trying to change the email address on Facebook to the one on the road ozsoulwalk@gmail.com Dear friends please be patient. Difficult to solve these minor problems on the road; and time limited when at the destinations. More likely it’s a problem of expertise.
    There never was a sign delineating the end of the Pilbara.
    holiday mood immediately.
    Clive is involved in the community. Knowledge built up by being a tour guide and taxi driver no end to his talents I am very grateful for their efforts. Clive Johnson and Bill Johnstone Fremantle’s President have co-ordinated a successful trip to Broome.
    Friday 6/6
    Started today with Aquarobics at a very nice pool in Broome there was about 60 people doing my favourite form of excersize. Nola who I met along the road went up to the trainer and she announced what we are doing. At the end I asked her to announce our sausage sizzle on Sat & Sunday.
    On to an interview at the Indigenous radio station Goolari which covers all the Plbara the Kimberly and up to Darwin Russell at the Station he had an easy interviewing style. Met Sandy a blind woman who has a program covering the same district; the sort of person who you would like to talk to for an hour or two.
    Next Met up with Derek a contract film maker working for GWN and we did some filming. To be shown on GWN Monday night. Had to rush of then to talk to the boys at Clontarf over their lunch period. They were all very good with lots of questions and lively interaction. Greg Wood had organised it for us. Michael Harris is the co-ordinator at Broome Clontarf and met the principle of the high school Saeed Amin he said they have 900 students. Pleasant time. Interestingly they have Construction Students doing Construction Certificate 1&2 in year 11 they do work around the school.
    We eventually managed to get the parcel with spare tyers and tubes as well as business cards and another pair of sandals.
    Still waiting for postcards.
    Saturday 7/6
    Interview with ABC Pat Hagan who is also a member of Broome Mens Shed did a very good and relaxed interview it helped having Clive there as well because they knew each other well.
    Then off to Bunnings for a sausage sizzle for our fund raiser. We have given the SS publicity at every interview consequently we had a record sale and ran out of sausages with an hour to spare. Record for Broome’s SS. ( Stop Press we were given $500 for our share of the proceeds) must admit my contribution was minimal.
    Sunday 8/6 Rang Australia all Over with Ian / Macca. Then off to Bunnings for another Sausage Sizzle. Macca has been very supportive since my first walk in 2009. He arranged for a satellite phone for me because he was concerned about the long distances without communications at that time. Their support 7is invaluable and goes on after Sunday always busy until about Tuesday.
    Wonderful People I have met along the Way
    Peter Leversha my friend who I first met past Geraldton who I have now seen 4 times he hare to my tortoise, I keep overtaking him. Always get a cup of tea and good conversation. Add twice more at the sausage sizzle.
    Roeburne Clontarf Football Team; they were travelling from Roeburne to Broome to fly somewhere for a game. Byron received the “Spirit Award” I was sorry I was not there when they brought out my birthday cake. They did the sme thing the next day and the boys had to eat it themselves on both occasions. They drew the line when they asked to take a cake on the third day.
    Matt Scott Jasmine Ben & Nicky matt worked for Macleese trucking came from Victoria
    Police; Andy & John stopped to talk and gave a donation.
    John & Helen Dean : Cheryl Hay-Hendy, Gayle Kerie & Kerry Warner gave a very nice light muesli as I was getting low on food.
    Cyclists from Poland Yanak & Marzema cycling around Australia.
    Bob & Gayle Same age as myself we had a lot in common.
    Sausage Sizzle Saturday Adam, Eric, John and Clive
    “ “ Sunday Chris, John Clive and very briefly Mike. Well done guys.
    Pipa from Melbourne but most of her relatives are in Cottesloe cycling with a Canadian from Vancouver. My apologies my notes are illegible in places.
    Thanks to Clive Johnson President Broome Men’s shed. They have a big future under Clive’s stewardship.


  2. Hi Mike, we could do with some of your warm weather down here, to go for the swimming hare in the morning.
    Clem has now joined the flock and we are almost complete, though no sign of Colleen yet.
    Glad to hear you are still enjoying(?????) it and your health is starting to improve with the loss of the
    Keep it up, I pass on details to John and Judy and forward this to Clem, to keep him informed.
    He is doing well, though uses his walker now. Good Luck, Good travelling and thanks to all the folks who have assisted you , and passed the time with you.. It might keep you sane !!!!???
    Cheers Bruce.


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