Day 493 - 5090km
09.08.2007 22 °C
Walking into Gosford was one of the most enjoyable day so far on this long journey.
I had to get past several diversions as the Pacific Highway is damaged because of the storms early in the year, some parts are now washed away. I have also decided to walk about an extra 30km's to ignore the Freeway, as it is the most dangerous road I have seen so far on the journay - no rest for me coming to the end!
Finally I was now close to Gosford, and Nathan appeared with the 'Boat' (its our rented 2 berth van, named Boat by Nathan) and seconds after, the film crew of NBN appeared. We all had a good time to speak about this walk and it's meaning, and even Harvey was asked a question - sadly we never saw the 6 o'clock news, but the reaction the next day shows it was shown as passers by were bleeping the horns, and calling, 'mad Irishman - good onya'.
In one day we were on 2 radio stations, one newspaper article, and one TV interview, and we were then welcomed for a relaxing evening with Tiffany, a positive minded and inspiring person. She is a new friend who I knew of from our friends in Melbourne. Thanks Tiffany and all the media people who have made our day.
A final thought to the volunteers of the Information office in Mann Street Gosford, who made tea and biscuits, gave us directions and wisdom for the future. Thank you gents and ladies, it was a joy to meet you.
What a challenging but successful day.
I hope to update this blog later on the journey, including the TV interview, and a PDF of the newspaper article.