So my weekend past was a combination of beautiful and death defying. I was whisked away on Friday night for a surprise stay in Bilpin. A secluded town in the Blue Mountains of Australia, to escape the chaos. Unsurprisingly though, chaos had other plans.
After some heavy “celebrations” on the Friday night I woke up incredibly hungover 😅
No more than usual but not wanting to waste the thoughtful and magical gift I’d been given, I threw down two strong coffees, ate some breakfast with a small glass of water and took a little 5HTP to get my head together.. We then set off on an adventure I’ll never forget. 🧙🏼♂️👀👁 After having a look in the book describing the area I saw there was a place called Tootie Creek that was sign posted as a 4km walk down a bush track.
In our excitement and after getting caught in the moment we were about 1km into the walk before we realised neither of us had remembered to bring water.
Needless to say, thanks to my deathly hang over this was more of a problem than I’d realised, as in my mind we were only 3km away from a beautiful creek where our problem would be solved.. 🏊♂️ 💦
As we got closer the dehydration really started to take effect. I looked into the Bush and had my first sign of trouble; a mild hallucination very similar to being on magic mushrooms. Not wanting to have my friend panic I shook it off and kept walking. 😐
As we neared what we believed to be the end of the trail and our water filled oasis I could sense something wasn’t right..
Turns out the 4km we just walked was TO THE START of the next 4km-6km walk to the actual creek. FUCK...
Ironically though, there was an incredibly surreal look out point here named “End of the Earth”
This is when matters got pretty serious for me.
The sun was beaming down and not a drop of water in sight. Survival instincts kicked in.
I knew I was about to face an intense battle of will. I removed my shoes as I needed to cool myself as much as possible but I could feel myself beginning to slip into delirium and I wanted to feel the rocks beneath my feet so I could remain conscious. 🧠💪🏽👣
About 1km into the way back, I hit a wall.
Part 2 coming tomorrow..