Once we got to Carrara Markets, we enjoyed a coffee before heading off to our accommodation for the evening. We stayed with Rita and Dorryl who had built the house with their own blood sweat and tears. The outlook was spectacular. We had a chance to rest and unwind before heading off for a dinner at Nerang, right next to the “big ship park”.
The reception was very welcoming and the table setting was extraordinary. We then discovered it was the first evening meal to be consumed in the renovated community building. We got to share with the Nerang Progress Association our stories and motivation to do the walk and what we wanted to achieve from doing the walk. Afterwards there was a peace crane folding workshop and the delight on every face indicated how much fun they were having. These cranes will be presented to Kevin Rudd when we meet him on 25 May. There were some members who are keen to join us on the walk from Currumbin on Saturday morning, so am looking forward to reconnecting with these people.
The community engagement is so important to me and whilst I struggle with finding the energy to do this effectively, I feel that it’s an important way to empower people to feel part of the bigger picture.
Footprins for peace