Carrying home and Contents upon my back
Trip Start Aug 26, 2009
13Trip End Sep 30, 2009
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Preparing for the journey, and deciding what to take and also not to include, has been a bit of an ordeal, as weight becomes an issue when checking baggage in at the airport. Also not to mention tearing your shoulder blades and lower back apart, as if your pack is not packed properly or if you are wearing it in the wrong position too long when hiking, you may certainly feel it later on.
On my last trip to the UK, It had become obvious that I had been carrying a lot of things that I did not really need and would never use. Keeping this in mind , I have decided for this trip just to carry the essentials needed for such a journey. Temperatures in the tropics are quite high at times, but this time of year, I'm expecting some rainfall and humidity. I've packed light rain proof clothing, some shorts, appropriate hiking shoes, short sleeve shirts, and all of the other small necessary things, a traveller may need in times of distress or emergency ie, toilet paper..
Thinking back to my last overladen trip, I could have done well not to include such bulky items that weighed a ton and a half but also, had I known about the TravelPod web site, I would have taken an ordinary digital camera and not the video camera I used to film places and people. Unfortunately I do not have the video camera now but the videos and story may have kept some of this travel blog's readers entertained at the very least.
Ok I'm now packed, waiting to travel to the airport via bus and train from Liverpool Station in Sydney's west. I can hardly wait.