|The motley crew - David Ages, Virginia Monk, me and|
Rodney Brooke - Australia's sherpa king
Rodney Brooke, the most experienced sherpa in Australia, guided Virginia and David, Vancouver friends, through the gentle art of being a sherpa and between the three of them they guided me for 6km around the Lake. There is some kind of full circle in Vancouver folk being introduced to the TraillRider down under.
|Lake Wedouree was the site of the 1956 Olympic's rowing events|
- The new TrailRider was packed away in a storeroom at the Visitor Centre but as soon as space is cleared it is going to become the good-looking centre piece that only a TrailRider can be.
- Although the track around the Lake is smooth and level, it would have been a big ask for two, inexperienced, sherpas. This is a point to note for future, volunteer sherpas.
- Assuming that the Sherpa Volunteer Program (SVP) launch at the Grampians (5 already enrolled) is a success Ballarat is looking to me like a good location for the second session. There is an exciting and strong focus on special schools and disabled kids in the Ballarat venture.