What a big storm on the previous night! Lucky the Walk the Border ACT walkers were all home by the time it hit but it did still have an effect on Day 21.
We had a group of 11 starting off from the banks of the swollen Murrumbidgee River but the biggest climb was right at the beginning of the day. We were assisted in getting to the start point by David M of the Gininderry development, who provided some insights on the history of the area.
Land in this area was granted to Charles Sturt, the explorer and includes the historic Belconnen Homestead.
The impact of the previous rain soon showed itself as the walkers reached the banks of a large and strong-flowing Gininderra Creek, resulting in the need for a significant detour away from the border in order to find a safe place to cross.
It also meant a number of other interesting water crossings.
The rural nature of the walk also meant some close encounters with the residents and lots of fence crossings. Many thanks to Homeleigh Grove who kindly turned off their electric fences to allow us to pass through unscathed.
The walk allowed for participants to come and go throughout the stage and it was a slightly different group who posed for a photo on the Wallaroo Road.
It was great to finish up back at Hall where it all began 21 days previously and to celebrate with my family.
All up we had 14 participants during the day, who helped make the final stage a real pleasure: Graeme F, Phil C, John F, Tom T, Ian H, John F, Tara C, Maino M, Paul A, David M, Margaret N, Geoff R and John B.
Stage 21 14.8 Kms with 356 m of ascent and 139m of descent