Saturday, 25 January 2014.
I went on another long walk that I will describe in a future post or two, but I had a great encounter that I’d like to mention now before it’s too late.
At around 12:30pm I was heading south along the Pacific Highway through Wahroonga, a suburb on Sydney’s Upper North Shore.
As I headed along a narrow footpath, I saw coming towards me what at first I thought were a pair of council workmen, with the one in the lead pushing what I thought was a cart of landscaping tools.
As we drew close I stepped aside to let them pass, and as they thanked me I noticed a very familiar question on their front of their cart: R U OK?
And above that, the words ‘Walk For Life’.
I excused myself and asked about the R U OK? reference – and their answer astounded me.
That’s a distance of about 1930 kilometres (almost 1200 miles).
And they are planning to do it in 40 days.
I decided not to hold them up much longer, so I made a donation and wished them all the very best indeed.
Hours later after my walk was complete, I looked them up online.
Jay and Luke, all the very best again and stay well and take care 🙂