Australia 10 September: Mildura - Lake Cullullerine

Mighty Murray Peace Run

Early Australian Inn hosted us. This is the second Peace Run that Jean and Jackie from Early Australian Motor Inn, Mildura, have kindly given us a room at their beautiful family run motel.

Rotary Club of Mildura and Deakin President Kirsten Alexander with husband, Neil and family

Thankyou very much to Brad from Big 4 Golden River Holiday Park, Mildura, for giving the Peace Run a cabin and to Karen and Phillip for welcoming us.

This years peace run began in Mildura. The community members were so generous. Mildura Rotary had delicious food for us. Joy made us pumpkin soup and Neil cooked us thin crust pizza that we devoured.

Kirsten Alexander the president of Rotary Club of Mildura set everything into motion for us.

Welcomed by representatives of Ranfurley Primary.

Our international Russian guest Sasha.

This runner is a Collingwood supporter. The kids cheered him up as he was struggling to get over their loss to West Coast Eagles.

Matt the deputy head of Ranfurley.

The two Peace Runners on the left who were part of the original 1987 team Sipra and Prashanta

The running weather was glorious.

The Mayor Melissa Hederics gave a thoughtful and moving speech. She recommeneded we visit where the two rivers meet (the Murray and the Darling) Right in Wentworth it was an amazing place.

Kids feeling peace in their hearts.

Skits. Prabuddha was injured and the boys carry him.

Mayor Melissa Hederics from the Shire of Wentworth.

Teachers loved holding the torch at Wentworth.

The kids go for a run.

The Pioneer Museum entry in Wentworth. A must visit!

Wentworth Rotary put on a glorious spread at their museum the Pioneer Museum. It was full of interesting artefacts and has an amazing mural. Thanks to Orange World for the Orange Juice. The freshest ever!

Sandra from Rotary really looked after us. She supplied us with amazing fresh orange juice.

Our dear friend Kirsten. She is a wonderful supporter of peace.

The convergence of the rivers Murray and Darling. An scenic place with a great look out.

Covering the miles from Wentworth.

Our accomodation in Lake Cullulleraine.

Rhonda from Lake Cullulleraine Caravan Park kindly hosted us for Monday night. The sunset over the lake was amazing, as was swimming in the refreshing lake after a long days running.

Robinvale Patchwork Friends held the torch.