Photography Inga Hendriks Terblanche
Geoff Dalglish has gone from Petrolhead to Pilgrim and on 7 July 2011 he began walking with a message about treading more lightly and lovingly upon the Earth. He vowed to walk 40,075km, symbolically the equivalent of the circumference of the Earth, although he stopped counting steps and kilometres after more than 20-million steps and 16,000km. During 2013 he completed a 2,500km, 124-day walk as an ambassador for WILD10, the 10th World Wilderness Congress, and was nominated for a prestigious 2014 Adventurer of the Year Award. Part of the walk could become an international hiking trail called El Camino Salvaje, or the Way of the Wild.
Now as the PR for the Findhorn Foundation community and ecovillage in Scotland he's joined an exploration of new ways of co-creating a world more loving, joyful and sustainable for humanity, while recognizing and celebrating the interconnectedness of all life with which we share this collaborative quest for survival.
He is one of the many privileged to be part of Walking Water, a Californian pilgrimage that is following the waterways - natural and manmade - from source near Mono Lake in the high mountains to the megacity of Los Angeles. It is a three-year project involving indigenous people and some key role players that honours and celebrates the beauty and sanctity of water as a source of life and a common ground, worldwide. It recognizes that we need to create a new relationship with water and each other. The next leg of the walk resumes at Owens Lake on Friday 23 September 2016 and is due to reach the ocean late in 2017.
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