I am a grandmother paddling alone over 2,500 miles from Maine to Guatemala. Along the way I will be:
- telling the story of the children who live in the Guatemala City garbage dump community
- honoring their entrepreneurial mothers
- talking about the success of the Safe Passage model school and
- raising funds for additional grades for the school.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Walk Day 25: Inspiring Stories

Ghana mobile of the umbrella woman
Heard several inspiring stories from my hosts Lisa and Harley Lee.
One is told in this mobile from their last house guest from Ghana.  It was made by women in Ghana to support their families, but the inspiring part is the story it tells.  The women are all working.  But the work is made lighter by the woman with the umbrella.  She is the singer in the group, who starts the songs that the women keep time with while they work.  What a wonderful collective idea.

Lisa also loaned me the book "Traveling at the Speed of Life", by David Hale Sylvester.  I talk about traveling at human speed n this kayaking expedition.  He talks of the same thing on his bike trips around the world, and has a wonderful way of talking about what he has learned about himself and life from his travels.

Rest day today, but I did portage the kayak from one side of the island to the the other.  That will make tomorrows paddle in higher winds a little easier.

Lisa, Deb and Harley

Walk Day: 25                                                      Date: August 26, 2014
Start: Jamestown                                                End: Dutch Harbor
Distance: 1.08 miles                                            Total distance: 279.89 miles
Max speed:  not telling                                        Moving ave.: a secret
Kayak storage: town beach                                  Host: Harley and Lisa Lee

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