Hi, I am Vicki and am walking my leg of the trip Sarina to Rockhampton. It’s such a privilege to be walking this land and amongst everyday people with the common aim to: Build awareness of the Great Barrier Reef and how important it is for us the people stand up and protect it.
So the Bicentennial Trail – two days of bush, nature and little adventures. Ten minutes into the walk and we were trying to figure out how to rescue a fruit bat that had one of its large nails caught between the barb wire, so after brainstorming many ideas and using whatever we had to protect ourselves Nick, Rosalie and myself freed the little fellow, minus the toe nail. We just hope it survived or was able to go somewhere more peaceful and passover, rather than upside down, dehydrated and possibly attacked (as nature goes). As the trial was difficult to find, we used a map, GPS (Tammy), compass and intuition. Climbed then inclined, crossed a couple of creeks which eventually lead to the Styx River, then we made our way to a property, which had a great weir and amazing bird life.
Next day we walked along the last of the trail, this was mainly a dirt road, but the views were great and a wonderful break from the highway, which we were nearing. In this section of the track we were mainly walking through cattle properties which was a change from the sugar cane region we had been walking through a couple of days before. Along the trail above us, we were amazed by a flock of
birds approximately 20 (Black Kites and Whistling Kites), they circled and hovered over a particular area, maybe looking at prey – us? Then we made our way toward the Highway. Great couple of days.