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Victoria – Day #10 & 11

We continued our journey home with another couple of long bus trips. Yesterday we travelled from Port Augusta to Border Town, for our final night together. Along the way we had another appearance from Disco Kitty, more amazing bus games led by some of our peer leaders and had our daily reflection space. For many…

Victoria – Day #8 & 9

Day 8 was the dreaded day, it was the day we left Yulara. With a day filled with travelling ahead of us, we took the time to bring order back to our bags and have a slower start to the morning. The day was jam packed with games, music and laughter. Our night in Mala…

Victoria – Day #7

Our day started not so bright but very early, as we set out to meet all the other pilgrims for our dawn service. We arrived on the top of a sand dune to the start of a magnificent sunrise over Uluru. As we marvelled at the beauty of creation, we joined together not only reflect,…

Victoria – Day #6

Today was the day we had all been waiting for. We finally got to see the much anticipated Uluru up close!! The excitement was building as we embarked on the Mala Walk around the base of Uluru. Our tour guide Steve (Also a member of our Basecamp team) took us through different sacred sites around…

Victoria – Day #5

We made it!!  Finally we are here at the breath-taking Uluru.  Our journey here was filled with laughter and reflection, which created an atmosphere that allowed us to find comfort on the jam-packed bus. We focused on the theme of rock and stream during reflection time, which was extremely effective and allowed the Young People…

Victoria – Day #4

Today was another early morning as we prepared for our long journey to the worlds Opal capital, Coober Pedy! We began the bus ride with our usual (and greatly appreciated) quiet time. This time came to an end when we were graced with the presence of the amazing Disco Kitty. Disco Kitty wakes us up…

Victoria – Day #3

There aren’t the words to describe the day we just had!   We started the day with our first experience of a day on the bus: bus aerobics with Disco Kitty, bus games and reflection time in our small group. Today we learnt about the Stolen Generation; after watched the Rabbit Proof fence, we had…

Victoria – Day #2

We kicked off the day with an amazing hot breakfast from Joan (our incredible Chef) before having time with one another playing games before connecting with our Ngarrindjeri friends.    As always, Camp Coorong is an incredible space for our pilgrims to begin to grapple with the history of Australia and the ongoing implications for…

Victoria – Day #1

Our journey began as a group of strangers with pilgrims from across Victoria coming together to take part in this incredible journey. Regardless of where we were internally as we boarded the bus, everyone embarked on the Pilgrimage with a willingness to meet the stranger, that they were about to spend the next 10 days…

Victoria – Day #2

The day started off fairly early for some as we were unfortunately flooded out by a big rain storm during the night but it was all made up for by Carol our awesome chef who cooked us an amazing bacon and egg breakfast. We had some free time with a few card games, some jamming…

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