Great Walk Foundation - 11th Year
Diaries Diaries 2015 Day 2 - 2015

Day 2 - 2015

Leaving Tarana a little later than expected,we were behind schedule to meet Simon Corbett and Greg (Brandy Alexander who were joining us along the track somewhere. They were coming from the Lithgow end of the walk and driving out to find us, so when they did we were only a few kms into the day. Simon wasn;t happy with the pace but the sucked it up and we had many great laughs along the way.

As we came into Lake Lyell they road crew had set up a BBQ for us to get some energy back into the legs before taking on the climb out. For those of you who don't know, the climb out of Lake Lyell is about 3kms of high grade hill. It is a killer. As usual Mark Mulock set the pace and Graham O'Kell caught up and stretched the legs for a run up the hill getting to the top first, massive effort from both men. Once we regathered at the top, we marched into Lithgow and were welcomed at the hospital by a cheering crowd.

We presented a cheque to the staff for assistance in their children's ward. The money will go towards dental equipment that is in great need for peadiatric dentistry within the children's unit. Brandy was a big hit with the staff and posed for many photos.

Sharon at the Parkside Motor Inn welcomed us again this year with plenty of great food and refreshments. We headed to the Donnybrook Hotel for the traditional few drinks and it turned out to be a successful outing as we mixed with the locals and raised some funds.

The disappointing state of origin result didn't dampen our spirits as we celebrated another great day on the walk. Brandy and Simon enjoyed their time with us and we thoroughly enjoyed them being on tour. Brandy is keen to join us again next year.

Tomorrow we take on Lawson's long alley up through the back of the great divide. It's a tough walk and brings some deep breaths and red faces to the fittest men. Looking forward to our sports mans night at The Gardiners Inn at Blackheath where Doug Walters and Royce Simmons will join us for some great stories I'm sure.

Cheers and thanks for the support.