|ACT Parks photographer Matt got us all to pose under the tree|
Thirty of us gathered at Tidbinbilla nature reserve, home of the ACT TrailRider, to show the contraption off to an interesting collection of people.
Some were potential volunteer sherpas. Tatanya, the CVA (Conservation Volunteers Australia) employee in the region was there and she will be the one that enrols, co-ordinates and arranges training for the volunteers.She is the exact opposite number of Caitlyn in the Grampians.
A lot of people were involved in the health sector - very true to the Healthy Parks, Healthy People theme that was so prominent in Sydney. There was strong representation from Woden (did not get the precise organisation written down - help me out), there was a man called David from one of four special schools who speculated about them having a TrailRider all to themselves because kids just love it so much. And most interestingly there were two there from Canberra NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme). I think that could get very interesting indeed.
Ros' auntie Rosemary, in her eighties, was there (khaki slacks, front right) She had been there last time and made the important point that use was free and that you could fold up the TrailRider and take it places other than Tidbinbilla.
Brother Keith, and sister-in-law were there, after Rodney, the most experienced sherpa and probably set (sorry Keith!) to be one of the first volunteers.