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Walk Across Australia: The First Solo…

Walk Across Australia: The First Solo Crossing

by David Mason

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Easily read w/ superb pics. The author was in the FFL and because of that and the walk he describes in the book, he was fated to not be w/ Amanda, his relationship at the time of the walk. Personally, I think the camels were probably better company....I needed my atlas to follow along w/ the geographic details, but my Australia geography and history is definitely improving.... ( )
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The idea for a walk across Australia at its widest points came to me in 1990. I was a French Foreign Legionnaire on the Ethiopian border. It was a place where life could depend on the whim of a stranger and the tensing of muscle on a trigger. It was in the face of such uncertainty that I wanted to create something positive - the dream of an adventure that would sustain and motivate me through my remaining years in the Legion. I thought that to conceive, design and then execute a plan would be to give a life to a dream of my own. It would be a contrast to so many of the things I experienced in the Legion.… (more)

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