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So far Geoff Dalglish has created 12 blog entries.

The Right Stuff

By |October 31st, 2016|

For decades the Mojave Desert has been synonymous in my mind with myths, legends, extremes of weather and feats of human courage and endurance – so what would it be like to walk through it?

I imagine all Walking Water participants had some anxieties around the long, hot, dusty days we’d spend tramping across this harsh […]

In the Footsteps of the Ancestors

By |October 8th, 2016|

Walking Water is a fervent prayer and pioneering social action and as we participants walk ancient paths we aspire to be as caring and conscious as many indigenous peoples have been for millennia.

We’re walking in the footsteps of ancestors who lived lightly upon the Earth, seeing the sacred in the skies, the waters, the trees […]

Heartbreak and Hope!

By |September 30th, 2016|

It was the stuff of nightmares and easy to imagine that all the demons of Hell had been unleashed as the wind moaned, howled and gusted ferociously while loose panels of roofing screeched, banged and clattered through a seemingly endless and sleepless night.

Was the tortured moonscape of the dry Owens Lake expressing its outrage at […]

Mulholland: Visionary or Villain?

By |September 22nd, 2016|

By any standards The Great Los Angeles Aqueduct is a towering engineering feat. It is also utterly audacious and unprecedented in that it was nothing less than the theft of a major river whose source began hundreds of kilometres away high in California’s magnificent snow-capped Sierra Mountains.

It’s architect and engineer William Mulholland achieved instant celebrity […]

The Prayer of the Paiute

By |September 17th, 2016|

Seven-year-old Owen Bacock of the Big Pine Paiute tribe is named after his parents’ great love of the Owens Valley and as a bridge to his Irish ancestry on his mother Anna’s side.

He is a symbol of the hope that his generation and those to come will share in a more sustainable and heart-centered world […]

Flow!

By |September 2nd, 2016|

A passionate love of all life and a burning desire to honour the rights of the Earth is bringing together an inspiring international group who’ll resume the Walking Water pilgrimage in California’s parched Owens Valley September 22nd.

Each is driven by a great love affair with the natural world and many have amazing stories to tell […]

Inspiring Vision of Hope

By |October 13th, 2015|

“Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.” John F Kennedy, former US President.

Walking Water participants are sharing in a grand dream that could be a lifeline for the thirsty city of Los Angeles […]

Thirstlands!

By |September 25th, 2015|

The granddaddy of all meteorites blazes an incandescent trail across the night sky, forcing a sharp involuntary intake of breath as I gasp in awe and wonder before gratefully remembering to make a wish.

How many of my fellow walkers are awake to share this 4am gift, I wonder, as I replay the kaleidoscope of events […]

The Art and Heart of Listening

By |September 21st, 2015|

The land and the waters of the Owens Valley of California are talking to us in ways that inspire awe, respect, intense emotions and a multitude of as-yet unanswered questions.

By day we walk long and dusty roads beneath a scorching desert sun, while at night we lay our tired bodies upon the Earth, hunkering down […]

Trail of Tears

By |September 16th, 2015|

As Walking Water passes the midway point between California’s iconic Mono Lake and the Owens Lake dustbowl, our community-on-the-move has settled into a reverential pace that invites a deep and intimate connection with our surroundings.

Our world has slowed to a speed familiar to our ancestors and each morning we start together in a companionable silence, […]