For the past two years Lucy and her dog Wombat have been walking in South America. Starting in Ushuaia (the southern most point) .
They started on the 19th February 2017, and have walked the entire length of Chile through Tierra del Fuago, Patagonia, the coastal wine region, and most recently the Atacama Desert.
Since then, they have continue forward with the plan to pass through the Andean Mountains of Peru, and heading towards Panama.
By the end Lucy will have travelled through 15 countries and she expects the journey to take around 5 years…. Lucy travels only by foot, or when the terrain is impassable she will kayak or swim.
Lucy is self supported, sleeps in a tent, and is responsible for navigation and logistics, all without an on-road support team. We catch up with Lucy - 2 years into her challenge!
*Just FYI - there are a few roosters making an appearance during this podcast!
Listen to Lucy Now!
Click here if you can't see the link below.
Going to university and doing what was expected of her
Being inspired to live a different life at 33
What we need to know about Lucy
Dealing with a neurological condition - Prosopagnosia (face blindness) and being diagnosed at university
How she coped with the condition
Staying in a hostel in Peru
How did she turn the dream into a reality
Getting to the start line
Dealing with a water crossing close to the start
Figuring out the logistics
Why you have to pick the people you tell what you want to do….
Her biggest concern before she started the walk
Let’s talk about the Money and being frugal
Dealing with financial stress, as the expedition goes on
Starting in 2017 - taking us back to the start
How she handles her personal safety
Her dog - Wombat! - Blue Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog)
Learning to not be polite
How’s she handling everything mentally
Walking through the night in the desert
How her body is coping after 2 years on the road
Enjoy the food!
Staying on trail
Having to change her route in Peru
Quick fire questions…
Website - www.tanglesandtail.com
Instagram - @tanglesandtail
Twitter - @tanglesandtail
Listen to Lucy on Sparta Chicks
#054: Lucy Barnard on Walking the Length of the World
18th March 2018
#094: Lucy Barnard on Year 2 of Walking the Length of the World
17th Feb 2019
Feeling inspired week after week?
You can do 3 easy things to help me continue to grow the podcast!
Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, so you won’t miss a single episode
If you’re loving the podcast, please leave a 5-star review on iTunes! I read every single comment!
Share the podcast with your friends, especially if you think it could help them, and spread the #ToughGirlPodcast love.
Your support helps me continue to grow the podcast and do inspiring things in this space! Already done all 3? You’re a rockstar! Thank you!
Want to do more?
Please become a Patron and donate US$15 a month to help fund the runnings costs. Thank you.