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The Woman Who Broke Up With Her Boyfriend & Walked Across Australia

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When Sophie Matterson was 31, she broke up with her long-term boyfriend. Soon afterward, she packed all her belongings into saddlebags and decided to trek from Shark Bay in Western Australia to Byron Bay on the east coast with five camels. For 13 months Sophie crossed deserts, salt lakes, and cattle stations, often without seeing another person. But somehow, along this journey, Sophie found love. She joins Claire Murphy to tell her all about it...


With thanks to Sophie Matterson 

You can find her book The Crossing in any good bookstore.

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Host: Mia Freedman. You can find Mia on Instagram here and get her newsletter here.

Producer: Emmeline Peterson 

Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou

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