Former sailor sets off from HMAS Stirling on 4200km walk for Legacy


Tristan Harris crosses the HMAS Stirling causeway at the start of his Legacy charity walk across Australia.
Tristan Harris crosses the HMAS Stirling causeway at the start of his Legacy charity walk across Australia.

AFTER standing on the shore of the Indian Ocean, former navy sailor Tristan Harris took the first steps of a 4200km journey across Australia in the early hours of last Monday morning from HMAS Stirling to raise funds for Legacy.

Mr Harris, who recently retired from the navy as a chief petty officer medic following a 28-year career, will be walking across the country to another navy base, HMAS Creswell, near his home town of Nowra, New South Wales.

The trip is planned to raise funds for Legacy, which is dedicated to caring for the families of veterans who have died or become incapacitated and veterans who have served in war and on peacekeeping and humanitarian missions.

Mr Harris will be travelling light on his journey, with his walking buggy holding a tent, sleeping bag, mattress and general supplies.

He is hoping to complete the trek in six months.

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