March 2, 2023 Live from the road

Casino - Deepwater

Reported by Salil Wilson 120.0 km

It was a very wet beginning to the morning.

Breakfast at the camp kitchen.

We were delighted to take the Torch to St. Mary's Primary in Casino.

We began by running around the school yard with the students.

The whole school was in attendance.

Principal O'Brien very kindly led us in a prayer and even did a lap of the assembly.

We presented a painting by Peace Run founder Sri Chinmoy, entitled Universal Love.

Now it was time to hit the road.

There's always time to get your hair done.

During the floods last year this river was about 1 metre below this bridge which is about 14 metres above the current level. That is a lot of water!!!

An enthusiastic supporter!

Tabulam Primary recharged our batteries with their enthusiasm.

Again we got the special Guatemalan song.

Peace Flame.

A kingfisher was also interested.

Thanks very much for having us at your wonderful school.

Lunch prepared by the school for the women's team.

Delicious Dragon Fruit plus a tasty wrap.

Nice air!

Selfie time.

This gentleman learned what we were doing and very generously donated $50. Very kind.

Our last appointment for the day was St. Joseph Primary in Tenterfield.

They sang us a song with actions.

The we sang our song with actions.

The school leaders accepted our Certificate of Appreciation and thanked us for dropping by.

Bayarkhuu was back on the road.

Gabriel was enjoying the stunning views.

Naraa editing her creative photos from the day.

Paramananda tries his hand at chopping wood.

Much thanks to Robyn for hosting the team at Oakhurst Cottage, a lovely farmstay about 10 km outside of Deepwater.

Shasti begings the job of unpacking and cleaning the van.

Bayarkhuu looks at the mess in the boys van.

Final steps on the road. Another rich and fulfilling day.

Torch carried by
Abhijatri Robinson (South Africa), Bayarkhuu Batbayar (Mongolia), Fatima Caal Caal (Guatemala), Gabriel Quentana (Guatemala), Gesiane Nascimento (Brazil), Grahak Cunningham (Australia), Liana Tibaquira (Colombia), Mirabel Gonzalez Lopez (Guatemala), Narantuya Batsaihan (Mongolia), Paramananda . (Indonesia), Salil Wilson (Australia), Shasti Aston (Australia).  
Abhijatri Robinson, Narantuya Batsaihan, Salil Wilson
The torch has travelled 120.0 km from Casino to Deepwater.

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