Julian has been an ACS Member for more than 25 years and has successfully walked along the picturesque NSW Coast, keeping as close as he can to the waters edge on every beach and over every headland. He has achieved this in between running the successful Consensus Awards programs and his IT project management assignments. Julian has many stories to tell of people that have helped him out and incidents that have happened along the way - some serious and some very amusing!
Each walk of up to 6 days takes time to research and prepare. He has had many lifts across water from Surf Clubs in their Rubber Duckies and Volunteer Coastal Rescue teams plus some from everyday folk who just come out to support him. He has also swum several creeks and small rivers pushing his 35kg rucksack ahead of him! A cancer survivor, Julian has raised over $40,000 for charity. The book encapsulates his inner being, his life and ambitions. It’s about his grit and friendships he’s made along his journey. From ants at dawn to blisters to the bone, this book has it all.
The book was launched recently at NSW Parliament House by The Hon. George Souris, Minister for Tourism and attracted a large crowd in the Speakers Garden. It features Julian’s favourite 3 half-day and 3 full-day walks and is available for purchase in paper book or e-Book format through www.beachwalker.com.au The last chapter “Waterline” talks about Julian’s plan for Australia’ largest fund-raising event ever, challenging all Australians to walk, run, cycle, canoe, row, sail… the whole of Australia’s waterline – its coast, estuaries, rivers, lakes & islands.