Photo's - Solo Walk - Billiluna to Kunawarritji 657km

Leica D-Lux 4 cameraThe first solo walk of the 1657km Canning Stock Route began 31 May 2013, from Billiluna. Billiluna is an Aboriginal Community situated off the Tanami Road 'near' Halls Creek in northern Western Australia. It is regarded by many as the northern gateway to the CSR.

Stage one was to walk south along the Canning Stock Route, for 657km to the next desert community, Kunawarritji. I had no idea that bull camels in rut would become my greatest concern after water.

With only 10 of the 51 wells in use today, there are sections of the track without water, the greatest distance being 250km. A good days walking is 21-35km, which meant that supplies of food and water were required to be put in place prior to the walk. These were dug into the ground roughly 21km apart. Would they survive 2-3 months in the ground or would I find them compromised?

26 days later on 26 June 2013, I walked into Kunawarritji. It was raining. Here is my photo story.....


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