This ‘Descending’ blog documents my overland trip from the London, UK back to Geraldton, Australia. I traveled overland (rail, road and some ferries) for over 3 months, but also had to make two 1500km flights.
The title ‘Descending’ refers to the journeys from north to south, from high-carbon to low-carbon lifestyles and from superficial to deeper engagement with global issues and cultures.
This blog has posts on my cultural experiences, carbon footprint, ratings of different modes of transport and the logistics of overland travel. You can easily navigate using ‘tags’ in the ‘cloud’ in the right hand-column, and by using the menu at the top of the page e.g. ‘Logistics‘ for details of equipment and preparation, Sustainability for details of carbon footprint calculations.
I hope you enjoy reading about my trip, and I welcome all comments or contact. After completing my journey I’ve based myself in the Mid West of WA and been working with various sustainability, leadership and regional development projects including:
- A growing community of social entrepreneurs: http://wildpollinators.org/
- Easy, online ways to organise lifts e.g. Geraldton-Perth http://www.pickuppal.com/pup/group/Geraldton-Community
- Work and meeting space that is sustainable, professional, and affordable: http://cityhive.org/
- Education that grows healthy children and communities http://www.leaningtree.wa.edu.au/
- Professional support that enables groups of people to make better decisions: http://wearearising.org/