|A rare photograph of the "Gang of Four" - from|
the left Ros, Rodney, me, Joanne and last but
not least Caitlin, the volunteer coordinator
There we met with potential volunteer sherpas Fiona, Phil, Kevin, Maureen, Blake and Maggie who had all seen this as an opportunity to not only be out in the bush but to be part of helping someone else be out in the bush. As Phil put it so well "I like the bush and I like bush walking and I would like to get out more often so why not take someone out and enjoy it with them at the same time"
|Doing steps - an important skill for a budding sherpa to learn|
As before, at the first session, the practical training was a roll around Fyans Creek loop - two TrailRiders with Rodney and John Kenwright providing direction about being the front sherpa, being the back sherpa, using the brake and for the first time using the motor.
|Was this fine specimen listening as I told my lizard story? Now|
I have two lizard stories!
One of my favourite TrailRider stories is the Blue Tongued Lizard that I met once on that track. I was telling my team that story when, lo and behold at that precise moment, this fine Shingleback crossed our path.