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The medicine of long-distance walking for the 21st century soul

Tracks and Trails conference October 9th, 2015, presentation by Lucy Ridsdale   Introduction Ngalla katitj Nyungar moort keyen kadak nidja moordich kwobbadak Boodjar We acknowledge Nyungar people as the traditional custodians of this beautiful country. Ngarn djerup djerup yennow nidja … Continue reading

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On Love, Homing and a 40-degree Christmas

So dear people, I’m home in South Fremantle now, and have been home for just over a week. In that week has been carols and Christmas, an art exhibition opening, feasting, over-feasting, singing, weeping, guerilla picnics on the median strip, … Continue reading

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Halleluia

(with apologies to Leonard Cohen) Well my boots were great for the first long walk but at K-sixteen hundred they started to baulk – their soles were spent and their uppers had worn through-yah. But it wasn’t until the beachy … Continue reading

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The world was made to be free in

It’s Monday. I’m on some friends’ beautiful organic farm just outside of Denmark, relishing the life of this place: fresh sourdough bread; flat-leaf parsley so sweet you could almost put it on your ice-cream; the laughter, conversation and hospitality of … Continue reading

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That’s what you look like!

Hello everyone! I’m in Northcliffe, back on the Bibby after my week’s “holiday” walking the Cape to Cape. I probably haven’t explained that properly. So for the non-western-Australians among you, there is a jutty-outy-bit of land that stretches into the … Continue reading

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Westward leading, still proceeding

Hello everyone! La vita é bella. I’m sitting drinking coffee at Olio Bello, a boutique organic olive grove in the Margaret River region a kilometre up the road from the Gracetown caravan park where I’ve stayed these last two nights. … Continue reading

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Listening to the Aunties

Dear Friends, This will be a little post because I only have a small scrap of paper to write it on, and send home to one of my Track Angels to scribe up. It comes from my hand through her … Continue reading

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