Thursday, December 3, 2009

We've just got back from a fantastic holiday that was delayed due to my unexpected heart surgery. For someone who is hoping to establish a permanent Track through some astonishing countryside here in WA, I have to admit that we found New York an absolutely awesome experience: and Central Park in fall just has to be seen to be believed! It has a majestic beauty.
Whilst I was away my colleague Ean James chaired a meeting with various stake-holders in Bindoon, and it seems that now we are ready to apply for a grant to help fund future development of the Pilgrims Trail. This will have two parts: the first is to get appropriate sign-age for that part of the route which is already "there", such as the route through the city and up as far as Walyunga National Park. The second part is to establish what is the best route from Walyunga to New Norcia: is it the present one via Bindoon and up via a track yet to be determined off the Highway? Or is it further east via Toodjay and then north from there? The latter option will add an extra couple of days, but has the advantage of following the original route which the monks themselves followed: and it's not highway!
Tomorrow is the first get together of those who walked the inaugural Camino Salvado and should prove an ideal opportunity to air the options.
I'll keep you posted!

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