IMG_3659My name is Helen and my home base is the Mornington Peninsula Victoria, Australia.
The area is spectacular and famous for, Wineries, Beaches, Boating, Bushwalking, Swimming, Golf and much more…

I’m a Wife, Mother and Nan Nan who in late 2013 made a life changing decision to walk the Camino De Santiago (field of stars) in the 2014 European Spring. This was significant for me and my family as the distance was not something I had ever imagined I would do.

So, with a heart full of apprehension, walking across Spain on my own thinking ‘What am I doing?’

Well… let me tell you at the end of the 800km+ I was awestruck!  I had fallen in love with Long Distant Walking

I had previously walked smaller trails e.g. Mule trails of Provence France, Cinque Terra Italy (several times) The Hilltop towns of Tuscany, Piedmont – Barolo area Italy, Siena to Florence Italy and several smaller training walks, so  I’ve always had an interest in walking but the Camino De Santiago was a completely life changing moment and now I am wanting to walk and travel as much as I can. So, in 2015 I was off again and I was walking on the Via Francegina – from Lucca to Rome.

WELCOME to my blog thewalkingtraveller.com where I will share my love of walking, photography and my Travelling Tales.

I am a lover of good food, Prosecco, photography, traveller’s tales and all things Italian.

Come join me, THE WALKING TRAVELLER on my adventures around the world.

13 thoughts on “About me

    1. Mmmmm don’t seem to be able to find the “follow ” button. Maybe coz I’m using my iPhone ? Any tips ?? 😀

      1. Yes Denise I have notice this too, it must be in my settings. I will post at least once a week or notify through Facebook/Instagram .

    1. Yahoo is right Hein. You forgot to tell me it’s a bit scary putting myself out there. ha ha. Thank you for your support and wonderful knowledge heinstirred.com

  1. Well done my friend of whom I know but have never met. Looking forward to meeting in Scotland and will look forward to following your word adventures. Happy trails. 👣👣👣👣

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