Six Million Steps is an expedition to walk the entire length of the South African coastline, solo and unsupported.
Inspired by a childhood love of nature and driven by a distinct dissatisfaction with ordinary living, South African Grant Christie aims to walk from Alexander Bay on the west coast to Kozi Bay on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast, carrying all his possessions on his back.
Starting in early October 2013, this seven month journey will conclude in early May 2014; covering a distance of over 3000 km on foot.
Endorsed by the Wilderness Foundation South Africa, the purpose of the journey is to uncover the environmental burdens on the coastline and to raise awareness of these issues, as well as for two of the Wilderness Foundation’s conservation programmes; namely the Forever Wild Shark Conservation Initiative Pride Project.
Last month, Grant reached Cape Town, and stopped in at the Two Oceans Aquarium to say hello. Here’s his message (including a few words from some nearby seals!):
What’s your next step?