His salty mop is tucked under a trucker cap and the onward trudge along the pristine beaches of WA is treacherous as he is laden by a haversack packed to the nine with supplies.
A barefoot Caleb Davenport was a sight for sore eyes when he stopped by in Bunbury on the sixth day of his 320km beach-walk expedition from Secret Harbour in Perth to Augusta on Tuesday.
Staff in hand, the man who looks like a cross between Gandalf and Forrest Gump, is accompanied by his sole companion and best friend four-year-old Australian Blue Heeler Morrison.
The 28-year-old adventure seeker said the purpose of his journey is to raise $2000 to support WA dog refuges and raise awareness on the harm and cruelty born out of puppy farms.
Taking off at the crack of dawn, the best friends stop their walk for the day come 4pm where they share dinner and set up camp on a sand dune.
Living off raw powders for breakfast, tuna on crackers for lunch, protein bars and beef jerky for dinner, he's looking forward to foot massages and being reunited with his mum and girlfriend in Augusta.
"I found Morrison at the Shenton Park Dog Refuge several years ago and he's been my best friend since," he said.
"This journey is my way of giving back to the refuge because they gave me so much happiness through Morrison.
"Morrison loves the beach and there is something calming about the ocean and it's good to have that connection with mother nature."
Mr Davenport said he'd like to extend his gratitude to the ladies at the Dolphin Discovery Centre for holding his supplies and for letting him recover on the lawn.
If you would like to support Caleb Davenport and dog refuges in WA, you can donate at https://startyourownfundraiser.everydayhero.com/au/salty-hair-sandy-paws
Caleb Davenport and Morrison reached Busselton this morning and the pair have already surpassed their fundraising goal by $40.
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