Approximately 40,000 km from Seattle, Washington, USA to Buenos Aires, Argentina. We rode less than 500 km on any major freeways or highways, and over 20,000 km on dirt, gravel, sand or mud.
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These are the travel and adventure musings of Alan as he contemplates what the future will bring.
I finished the Murray River from the source to sea in January 2021 (2,500 km). This was done directly after paddling the main sections of the Murrumbidgee River (1,200 km) along with the lower Tumut River and part of the Murray River, a combined paddle of 4,000 km over two months. I shifted my focus back to the Darling River.
In April 2021, I was able to complete the leg between Warwick and St George on the Condamine and Balonne Rivers (900 km) after a delayed start due to a local QLD COVID-19 lockdown. That small three day delay caused a three week delay before more rain allowed me to paddle the upper sections of the system. By the time I had struggled down to the Beardmore Dam at St George, all of the water in the system was being diverted to irrigation. I had to skip repeating the Culgoa River and I continued on from the lower Barwon River starting at Walgett (400 km) to tackle the remaining sections of the Murray-Darling river system, including the entire Darling River (1,600 km) and the lower Murray River (800 km) to the ocean.