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A First-Time Attendee Shares His Experience of the Walk

by | Jan 23, 2011 | 2011 Walk for Life, Blog | 0 comments

From “The Garden and the Zoo”:

“Yesterday, for the first time, I participated in the Walk For Life West Coast, and it was like nothing I’d ever experienced before. I have no proper word to describe it, and must settle for less than accurate. The closest is serenity. We were 40,000 strong. Where would you find 40,000 people marching peacefully with only one voice, one mind? When I reached close to the end of the beach walk, before the uphill left turn towards the greens of Fort Mason, I looked back, thinking I was somewhere near the end of the line. Was I wrong!

As far as the eye could see, the snaking water edge was lined with us, and the end was nowhere in sight!”