It’s going to be quite random as to which communication method is best to use while I’m away. Mobile reception can be quite sporadic around big hills, wifi can and surprise you where it does and doesn’t pop up, and sometimes my iPhone will just run out of juice due to over-use. If need be try them all.

EMAIL: this is the address I will be checking most frequently while I’m away –

MOBILE: despite atrocious iPhone reception this is still probably the quickest way to get in contact 07751082300

TWITTER: easiest way to follow me is to click on the “What Am I doing Right Now?” link on the right. username: brendanbolger

BLOG: you’re here – you’ve got that one already


13 Responses to “Contact”

  1. 1 tinge April 2, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    went on recce in jungle today 2 leeches and a spider size of my hand but wen i read your blog i felt lucky cos i got comfy bed and rice to eat after- but you are in hardcore cold and camping.

    MASSIVE respect to you and also great charity selection.
    keep going you are doing great very very proud to be your friend.

    big hugs and a round of old macdonald from ella to her uncle brendan

    keep on keepin on.. eat hot food.

    there is a saying ‘bitter practice- sweet mind; sweet practice-bitter mind’ you are following a long lineage across all cultures- trust the process! hugs txx

    • 2 brendanbolger April 5, 2009 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks, but wait until I do it before heaping praise on me!

      I’m intrigued by the saying but haven’t been able to work it out – what does it mean? It sounds cool!

  2. 3 tinge April 2, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    just checked your gps near shaftsbury avenue. you havent gone yet. mustve got confused with the bit about you camping in your mums garden.
    hugs tx

  3. 4 rowena April 15, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Hey Brendino!

    Hows it going – I am at work on a sunny amsterdam morning!
    Liked the bit about the US pasty kid
    Have you seen any beautiful countryside yet?
    Good luck remember Arnica for your poor tired feet

    take care love Rowxxx

    • 5 brendanbolger April 19, 2009 at 11:39 am

      the south west coast path is very beautiful but also very hard!
      I shall get jenna to pick up some arnica for me this week – my feet definitely need it!

  4. 6 Fabrice April 20, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Hi Brendan,

    Just a quick mail to say how enjoyable I think your blog is…
    You re a great writer and maybe you should consider making it a book ?
    Enough flattering for now but me and Kate think it’s a fabulous idea you had to do this walk and we’re both keeping an eye on your every moves !
    Pleased to know you have an iphone with you, I’m also a recent convert.
    I have so many questions but I ll just keep reading your blog where I am sure the answers will come.

    Good luck


    PS : is this the best place to leave comments??

    • 7 brendanbolger April 21, 2009 at 9:01 pm

      You’re too kind! Good to hear you and Kate enjoying it-any chance you can join me for a stretch?

      If you have any questions or comments put them on the blog entry they are connected to. Underneath the title of each post is a little speach bubble-click on that and it’ll leave the comment on the page and I’ll get back to if when I can.

      Iphones Are v nifty-I couldn’t do this without one-no space in my bag for a laptop and no time to search out an Internet cafe everyday.

  5. 8 wendy April 21, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Hi, friend of your very proud mum here. She’s worried about your blisters, if you get chance makde sure you soak them in warm salt water, stop them getting infected. I’m a real convert to the savlon dry antespectic spray too….golly I sound interesting.

    Trip of lifetime Brendan, inspirational.


    • 9 brendanbolger April 21, 2009 at 8:55 pm

      Salt water sounds like a good trick-I’ll wait till the compeed’s fall off and then try that, I hadn’t thought about them getting infected so that’s essential advice!

  6. 10 andy B June 2, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Hi Brendan
    My mac turns this into the tiniest font in the world. I can only just read it, I hope this is getting through. At the risk of sounding like a long distance foot fetishist – how are the feet? Is the waterproofing working?
    HAnd have you gone native yet? Sometime now I predict you’ll start painting your face with woad and begin threatening innocent picnicing families with your tentpole/spear and steal all their pies. Mark my words. It’s inevitable. andy

  7. 11 Calum June 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Ciao Bendonian,

    Soon you will be in My Land !!!
    Just mention my name……….

    love the highlander

  8. 12 andy B June 16, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    I think you’re in for some good weather. Great!
    I didn’t read the forecast or anything. I’m just making it up ‘cos I’m jealous and wish I was walking and in my dream of walking I would be having great weather. I’m following your account of food groups with interest though I didn’t know Special Brew was quite such a major food group.
    Don’t forget to try the local beers as you go. I try to drink at least one real ale each night in your honour. May the force be with you and be quite portable, waterproof and surprisingly inexpensive. andy x

  9. 13 Ian Haynes June 30, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Helo Brendan

    Reading of your exploits now 30 June 09. Fascinating. Here in Canberra, Australia, it is mid winter, cool, overcast, and we are in another great drought which consequently reduces the availability of water in the mountain streams.

    It appears as if you have had a great walk. I am planning to attempt a similar journey to yours between February and June 2010 the difference being a little difference in age and I have longer legs.
    Yet I have managed some rather testing walks across the hills in SW Australia where there are no cafes. Here, multiple food drops are necessary. One most memorable walk was of 1000km, with three food drops on a walk from Canberra along the Australian Alps Walking Track, via Mt Kosciusko (2228m), Mt Bogong (1986m) to Wilsons Promontry the most southerly point on mainland Australia. There have been other walks of similar distance but not quite as challenging.

    From my rather distant location, books and maps are a problem as you may imagine. I will have to do some considerable purchasing when I arrive as excess luggage is a problem.

    Is there a place where it is possible to aquire any second hand books and maps?


    Great walking


    Ian Haynes

    Canberra. Australia

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